For my first venture into Linux I thought I'd go for the easy option and chose Linspire 5.0, but I seem to have ended up in a Catch 22 situation!
The story so far:
Cleared down the hard drive on a Dell Inspiron 3800 and started the auto install process from CD.
10 minutes later, just before the install progress slider reached the right hand end, the screen went blank and a weird pattern of faint lines in what seems like test-card boxes began to slowly appear, along with a few random 'splash marks'.
From what I can gather from the LQ forum threads, seems the problem is to do with it needing the driver for the ATI M1 graphics card.
Which driver would be appropriate for the ATI M1 card?
How can I add a driver if the install isn't complete?
All suggestions much appreciated!