good afternoon to you all
i have an issue with my Dell 1537 laptop running Mepis 11.
The symptoms are similar to what's being described here...:Corrupted display on laptop with ATI Radeon
although my display at times ends up just black as well.
From booting it takes seconds up to two minutes or so before the display becomes unusable, even when I boot into text mode as suggested in the above link.
If it is driver related how come it also happens when I boot from a live USB stick (Mint 12 in this case)?
Or is the graphics card stuffed?
Or the RAM? Memtest doesn't even get to 5% testing before the display turns black.