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Well, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 via Wubi on my MSI U270. Everything was running fine, I even got fglrx working after I manually downloaded a .run and executed it. Then I thought of running the complete updates that were on the update manager. I did run it, it took a whole night to complete, I waited a bit as the part came where I had to click on "Restart now". I clicked it, after that I'm stuck at the purple screen with all dots lighted orange. I've been waiting for it to start up for more than half an hour, and there used to be occasional HDD blinks which isn't happening now. Should I reboot?

Edit: After the restart not while restarting, forgot to mention that and by the way, is there a way to see anything that's happening just so I know that it ain't stuck?

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Try to login into your Ubuntu, do some play around, (opening LibreOffice, a music player, or a video from YouTube), then try to reboot, while shutting down, exactly as the splash "ubuntu logo boot screen" appears, hit the RIGHT ARROW KEY, if it worked it should switch to a black screen with white texts. Let it go until it shuts down / reboots, if the problem appeared again, which at my suspicions, you will see a very fast text which on the bottom says something like "end trace fglrx" or something, can you try this?

If your pc shutted down / rebooted properly, use your computer as normal, then when shutting down try RIGHT ARROW KEY procedure, because we need to duplicate the issue you had.

RECOVERING UBUNTU FROM A FGLRX CRITICAL BUG

Since you can't get through the splash screen, maybe we should try to remove the fglrx, enter Recovery Mode, and when on the root command line, type;

sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx

Then reboot:

reboot now

See if you get to a normal Ubuntu now.

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I don't remember the version but it was the one that was there at the ATI official site yesterday. I don't think its because of the driver but not sure. Anyway, I wish I had noted or could check it now. Pressing the right arrow key doesn't do anything now, and its still stuck. –  RandomUbuntuUser Mar 29 '12 at 0:20
    
Oh yes, I meant the part after where you're prompted to select to go into recovery mode or not. By the way, I couldn't wait any longer, rebooted. I get three options, 1. Ubuntu, Linux 3.0.0-17-generic, 2. with Recovery mode and 3.previous linux versions –  RandomUbuntuUser Mar 29 '12 at 0:30
    
Check answer update please. –  crackout12 Mar 29 '12 at 0:41
    
I couldn't comment because I can't figure out how to login into this site lol, I used the name and email option again. I wish I could do that but as I was saying I can't get past the splash screen.. Even the previous version doesn't work. Can anything be done via recovery mode? Thank you for your answers and concern, by the way. :) –  RandomUbuntuUser Mar 29 '12 at 2:18
    
Check update please, and don't worry, I would have liked if someone helped me on my issues before ;) –  crackout12 Mar 29 '12 at 2:43
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Concering this issue* this is a problem noted with various motherboard makers* Its not related to the {VIDEO-CARD} its more to do with the {Bios} advanced Options called E1C option ...... it uses this feature to save power when the computer is in {Idle-Mode} So I suggest go into the bios settings and Disable* E1C option and then give another go....

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This is a clear problem with the graphics card drivers and it happens at boot time, has nothing to do with power save. –  Bruno Pereira Mar 29 '12 at 12:22
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