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Jun 22, 2011

Just installed OpenSuse 11.4 successfully on my machine (E-machines T6212). Previously attempted to install Ubuntu 11.4 on it as well. Both OS have resulted in my computer screen turning white with blue lines and the entire system freezing; unresponsive to keystrokes and even keyboard CAPS/NUM lights don't respond. Only way I can get system to come back is to physcially unplug it, not even power it off with Power button.

I believe there is something with my graphics card that may be the culprit; ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200M - ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200M Specifications

Because for both OpenSuse and Ubuntu this problem came up.

However with OpenSuse I am able to get to the Terminal Screen via : 1- On startup typing '3' into the screen and getting into 'grub' I think it is called.

I am not able to GUI.

I have read: Configuring Graphics Forum Page l in the forums here as well as looked into the Radeon page for the drivers.

I have also found the following thread here dealing with my particular graphics card but :

1-In my 'xorg.conf.new' file in my /root the correct driver "radeon" seems to be listed.

2-I added "radeon" to my 50-device.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg-conf.d/.. directory

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