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Thread: ATI Driver x1400 Boots with Screen OFF

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    Default ATI Driver x1400 Boots with Screen OFF

    I am new to linux, and am having an issue fixing a problem I caused on my laptop (Dell Inspiron e1505). I was following this guide: ATI - openSUSE and after reboot I only get a black/off screen, even in 'safe'.

    How do I start into text mode to hopefully fix this? I tried escaping grub, modifying the safe boot option, adding ' 3' and booting that. However, the screen is also black.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: ATI Driver x1400 Boots with Screen OFF

    I was able to get into text mode by

    1) hitting escape at the boot menu
    2) editing the safe boot option, added ' 3' to the end
    3) once hd was idle hitting ctrl-alt-f2 a few times

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    Default Re: ATI Driver x1400 Boots with Screen OFF

    To follow up, my mistake was rather noobish, I didnt do the last step of the tutorial before rebooting:

    init 3
    SaX2 -r -m 0=fglrx

    doing this as root in text mode solved the problem

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