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While booting my Ubuntu 12.04 I got an error telling my that my graphics is not identified and I have to identify it manually by modifying some configurations.
And then it allows me the choose from few options :

  • Login with minimal graphics for one session:
    It shows a finished progress bar, clicking "OK" opens a fullscreen terminal that I can't control, it only shows some process starting and ending(Apache2, bind, etc).
  • troubleshoot the problem :
    it shows few options(logs, etc) I chose to see a log, walked through it really fast, nothing suspicious. And there was startup logs aswell, which was empty. and finally a reconfigure option which doesn't work.
  • Reconfigure graphics:
    it shows 2 options, apply generic configurations and use backed-up configurations, since I don't have backed-up configurations, I chose the first one - which didn't work.

I'm using AMD graphics card. I didn't change anything related to graphics card. The last program I installed is FileZilla(I'm not sure though).

The problem is that I don't have any backups, also I installed Ubuntu via Wubi(Dual-booting with Win7), which means I can't access my files to get them and re-install peacefully since I don't have any partitions to access.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Ok, choose the first option and then press CTRL-ALT-F7 to get a GUI. When in a GUI, login, go to System Settings and click Additional Drivers. Then, install the recommended drivers and reboot. If pressing CTRL-ALT-F7 didn't work, pressing CTRL-ALT-F1 will get you to a text terminal (a tty).

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I used the second method, since the first one doesn't work. I used jockey-text to install the driver, but same result. – Rev3rse Jul 30 '12 at 12:29

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