HP Pavilion G4-1213nr Hell..

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I have an HP Pavilion G4-1213nr, and it does NOT play nice with Linux. I am very inexperienced with linux and trying hard to make this work, but it isn't going well. Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mint won't play with the graphics card, whenever I try to install, the screen turns off completely, not just the all the way down brightness, but totally off. The only distro that hasn't done this so far is Debian (I'm on squeeze), but Debian doesn't recognize my audio and wireless cards. Is there anyone who knows how to make these work? I have searched for the last 7 hours, tried everything that came up on Google, but none of it would work. There was always problems. Any ideas?