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Old 10-13-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Fedora Core on Toshiba Satellite A110

Well guys, I REALLY need your help to get better with my sexual life!

I met this beautiful girl who has a brand new Toshiba satellite A110, and she asks to me to install linux on it cause she feels sick with virus and software problems... so I went to her home to install FC5 on her laptop and... well, it doesn't work!

I mean that the installation starts, and recognizes some device, the video card (ATI radeon Express 200M series) but doesn't recognize the video. Then it freezes showing a colorful screen, and a big square that moves moving the mouse... vener seen something like this...

I tried with noprobe without success...

Any help? Do you think I have to change distro? I need a simple distro as she's a newbie, I use fedora and I think it is quite good and easy.

Thanks people... it would be very useful to me if you help... I would get closer to her...
Old 10-13-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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Here is a link to a forum discussion for dealing with the video card that is on this laptop (ATI Radeon® Xpress 200M) in Linux

If you look at the later postings, it might be enough to get you a bit closer to Linux goodness.

Happy Hunting,
Old 10-14-2006, 04:29 AM   #3
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I'll take a better look, but it seems to me that this post won't help. Probably I was not clear: I can't end the installation! During the installation Fedora recognizes the ATI card, then says the video is unknown, then the screen becames colorful... I only succeded the installation in graphical mode, but it is not useful for a laptop to work without a gui...


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