Help needed

Darren ONeil darrenoneil at
Sat Sep 29 05:04:11 PDT 2007

Please correct me if this is not the right place for this issue.

I am a Feisty Ubuntu user and a while ago I changed from fglrx to ati
drivers with no problems (Intel 3 GHz box, LG widescreen LCD with an ATI
Radeon 9600 card). The ati driver seemed much better. Then one day, I got
the black screen of death instead of a login window for Gnome. No key combos
would bring me out of the black screen and back to the console. Instead I
rebooted to console and ran dpkg-reconfigure. I am able to get VESA working
with no problem and if I reinstall fglrx, it will work fine but for the life
of me, I can't get the ati driver to work again. It makes no difference if I
am starting xserver from console or from a clean boot, it gets hung up at
the same point - just when you would expect the login screen to pop up.
Looking for some things to try. Any help appreciated. I am not a linux
expert - just somebody trying to optimize my machine.

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