Ubuntu

flashing purple screen

Asked by eamon on 2012-03-19

I downloaded Ubuntu today and after the installation process it asks me to reboot. When I reboot it just sits at a flashing purple screen. My graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series. I am new to linux and not really sure where to go from here. I recently tried to download slackware and had issues with the install. Someone advised me to "update your Mesa/libdrm packages with the ones from the /testing branch of the repository" which may have something to do with why ubuntu isn't working.

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2012-03-19
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2012-03-19

Try with the boot option:

nomodeset

may help

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

> downloaded Ubuntu today

Which release?
http://releases.ubuntu.com/

> advised me to "update your Mesa/libdrm packages with the ones from the /testing branch of the repository"

Could be this one.
https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa

Supported graphics cards.
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Hardware

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