I need any advise or info regarding installing Ubuntu 7.10 on my acer laptop 5710G. Will there be a sufficient video drivers for ATI HD2300 on such a machine?
Hello! I have an ACER Travel Mate 4500 laptop with ATI graphics (9600, I believe), working fine (WIFI included) under Ubuntu from 6.04 to 7.10. When I try to do a clean install of 8.04 version the problems start. I even tried to install Xubuntu 8.10 with the same results: the grub and splash screens are not visible, and the system freezes after a while, some times boot start ok and I can see the desktop, then suddenly after max. a minute, the screen goes black and the computer stops working.A funny thing: I attempt an install when I had a second screen attached to the docking station and all went fine, perfect booting, every thing in order! but only using the system like that, If I tried to use only the laptop , the same old story happens :-(I belive the problem has something to do with some incompatibility of ACPI, but I don't have the skills to find out by myself. Is there somebody out there who knows a solution to this?I know pccastrojr that my comment is not so relevant, but you can get an idea of the risks. I think you have a good chance. try the live CD. and even an install (just remember to backup important files) in the worst case, you have to go back to your old system. but you learn a lot!
I just want to add that Ubuntu have a nice "restricted drivers" function that find the right driver for you ATI.