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On Linux Mint laptop, screen has lots of lines when turned on.


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#1 Sam Gunn

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 10:04 PM

When I turn my laptop on, it has lots of lines. I then turn it off, and then back on, and it shows a list. I choose recovery mode. It then works ok. I'm able to get on. Is there away to turn the computer on, and have it start in recovery mode?

 

It's a Dell laptop. Inspiron 1501.



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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:27 PM

This may help.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1477668



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 10:14 AM

Sam, if you don't mind run this command in the terminal and post it here  inxi -Fxz

 

Second, you can go here and use these instructions to fix this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/577790/lxle-no-video/#entry3721026


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

Ok, here are the results.

 

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System:    Host: robert-Inspiron-1501 Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.11.8 (Gtk 2.24.23) Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 1501
           Mobo: Dell model: 0UW744 Bios: Dell version: 1.7.0 date: 11/24/2006
CPU:       Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-50 (-MCP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 6384.12
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200] bus-ID: 01:05.0
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: ati,radeon FAILED: fbdev,vesa Resolution: 1024x768@61.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-37-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44 ver: 2.0 bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (9.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54168 size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 73G used: 7.0G (11%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 0.94GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 156 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 386.7/873.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 12:19 AM

Did you look in the Driver Manager after you get in?


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:37 AM

I didn't check the driver manager. I only entered that. I can get video on there. It just has lots of lines on the screen when it comes on. Yesterday I held down the shift button a few times. The menu then came up. I then chose recovery mode. After that it was fine. I will have to hold down the shift button each time I turn the computer on. Is there away to set it, so that will come up, without holding the shift button?



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:56 AM

Please check Driver Manager so that we know what driver your video card is using.

It looks like the problem is that a driver is failing to load.

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 04:22 PM

It says Broadcom Corporation; Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card. And thats all. There is something else, but I have "Do not use the device" checked.



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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:45 PM

If it doesn't say anything about video drivers, can you please run this command in a terminal and post the output here.

sudo lshw -c video
(this command may take a minute to finish running and display the output)

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:25 PM

Al000?:  what if Sam pushes "Tab" at boot, then "E" and then adds "xforcevesa" after "quietsplash" to check if that will work?  This is much of what I have read for this issue.  And some have even added more.

 

Then if that works add it to the grub.

 

Have seen some success with nomodeset also.  Some have even added both.  

 

Maybe an LXLE install is in order?


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 08:34 PM

Ok, here are the results.

 

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*-display UNCLAIMED     
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
       vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
       physical id: 5
       bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=66 mingnt=8
       resources: memory:c8000000-cfffffff ioport:9000(size=256) memory:c0100000-c010ffff memory:c0120000-c013ffff
 



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:31 AM

RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]

 

I have the following graphics issues and looking for help.
I have read many forums and unable to find the solution.
I am having rendering issues and during bootup I get the colored vertical lines on screen. I will have to boot into compatibility mode.

Driver failed - AMD/ATI RS482M Mobility Radeon Xpress 200

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:36 AM

I read that one to Nick, but also have read a few that had success with adding xforcevesa to grub.

 

Maybe this will help, this is the list of graphic cards that are supported by AMD for linux:

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility  ​ AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series  

 

Not sure if it's the same one Sam has but maybe: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalyst15-5LINReleaseNotes.aspx


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:50 AM

pcpunk, I don't believe that Linux driver from AMD will address Sam's issue, the mobile card is too dated. 

 

These are the supported Mobile cards listed. 

 

 

 

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility  ​ AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 7000M Series AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series AMD Radeon™ HD 8000M Series  

 

 

That's not a R9 M200 series that Sam has installed, if that's what you seen that made you think it would work, which is a newer graphics card. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Radeon_Rx_200_series

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 03:09 AM

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Hardware

 

ATI/AMD dropped Catalyst support for these cards in Catalyst 9-4. These cards are supported with the legacy ATI 9-3 Catalyst release, but you MUST use a kernel <= 2.6.28 and Xserver <= 1.5. For example, you can use Catalyst 9-3 if you're running Ubuntu 8.04 or Debian Lenny/5.0. Open source support is good and 3D is still improving.

* RS400/RS480 Radeon XPRESS 200(M)/1100 IGP
One guy said that Maya13 might work also.

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