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I have the Hp dv6-6c35dx with the A8 apu. Whenever i try to install xubuntu off a cd i get to the boot menu and i can make a selection but live cd, install, and verify that the disc is ok all result in a black screen. I tested the cd on my desktop and it works fine but it will not work on the laptop. Xubuntu 11.10.
My only thought is that it does not support the APU because of the way the graphics are set up. anyone know how to fix it?
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Have you tried ubuntu instead? Xubuntu just may not work with the its windows manager.

 
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I've also got a G6 and it is possible!

I had the same issue, and it happens on every distro I've tested, follow the instructions below and it'll work.

First, you need to boot into the live media, and where you are confronted with the options to boot (default, compatibility, memory test etc.), select default and press tab to edit the options.

Once here, add the word "nomodeset" after the "--" (include a space so it's: -- nomodeset).

This should boot the OS, then drop you into a command line.

From here type:

>sudo -s
>apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-radeon
>startx

This should now get you into a fully fledged graphical environment, where you can install your OS.

After it's installed, you'll be right back to square one with a black screen.
So, as soon as you turn on your PC, hold shift, and you'll be brought to the GRUB menu. Select recovery here, and once again you'll find yourself dropped into the command line.

From here:

Log in as normal
>sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

find the last two sources that are hashed out, and unhash them.

>Ctrl + X then Ctrl + Y (save and exit)
>sudo apt-get update
>sudo apt-get install fglrx
>sudo reboot

Job done.
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I've also got a G6 and it is possible!
I had the same issue, and it happens on every distro I've tested, follow the instructions below and it'll work.
First, you need to boot into the live media, and where you are confronted with the options to boot (default, compatibility, memory test etc.), select default and press tab to edit the options.
Once here, add the word "nomodeset" after the "--" (include a space so it's: -- nomodeset).
This should boot the OS, then drop you into a command line.
From here type:
>sudo -s
>apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-radeon
>startx
This should now get you into a fully fledged graphical environment, where you can install your OS.
After it's installed, you'll be right back to square one with a black screen.
So, as soon as you turn on your PC, hold shift, and you'll be brought to the GRUB menu. Select recovery here, and once again you'll find yourself dropped into the command line.
From here:
Log in as normal
>sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
find the last two sources that are hashed out, and unhash them.
>Ctrl + X then Ctrl + Y (save and exit)
>sudo apt-get update
>sudo apt-get install fglrx
>sudo reboot
Job done.

Got into nano and unhashed the last two sources however it says read only. Any idea how to fix this?
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Did you use the Sudo command before Nano? Sounds like a permissions issue.
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if it's a system file and outside of /home then you probably need sudo to modify it.....


[edit]
Sudo = Super User Do

SU originally (unix) ment Super User (if you find the original source it's actually commented in)
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Or just type 'su' once and login as root, so that you don't have to keep typing 'sudo' before every little command. Makes life a little easier when modifying multiple system files. Just don't forget to 'exit' when you're done. thumb.gif
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Got it to work by installing it on an external hard drive and connecting it to another computer. Then I ran all the commands in the gui.
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