I'm revisiting the notion of getting PCLOS installed on a HP Envy with a ATI Radeon 5850 card. I burned a new CD with the latest Minime spin and the "safe" graphics mode was working fine. After install, the laptop boots with no problems (in safe graphics mode) A trip into the hardware configuration tool and I'm told there's a proprietary ATI driver that will do the job, so I accept. I take all the defaults (didn't write 'em down...of course). Upon a reboot, I get the initial PCLOS loading screen followed immediately by a black screen. I've waited around 10 minutes to make sure it wasn't just up to something in the background (unless I wasn't waiting long enough!).
The laptop isn't "locked up" because I can see hard drive activity and when I press the power button, it shuts down. Something tells me the defaults ain't quite right for the Radeon 5850.
Sure, I could just wipe and start over, but where's the learning and fun in that?
Any tips for a semi-novice for fixing this?
Thanks in advance