Quote Originally Posted by sandy8925 View Post
I should clarify that I was talking about the open source drivers. Laptop works fine with fglrx in Ubuntu 11.04 and probably will in Ubuntu 11.10. The problem is that I can't even install ubuntu 11.10 using the desktop live dvd since it tries to use the open source drivers and no display comes up. Will try with beta 2 dvd that was released recently.
You can add radeon.modeset=0 to the kernel command-line: press a key at the 'automatic boot in X seconds', and then press E.
Then you'll boot with vesa and you're able to install Ubuntu. You may have to repeat this after install the first time, before installing fglrx. Here you can hold Shift to see the boot menu if you don't have dual-boot.