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Since yesterday, my system won't get past the startup screen (the Ubuntu logo with the blinking red dots). I left it for over an hour and didn't get the login screen. It was working normally before that and I don't recall any changes (no new software installed, etc).

I can login through the terminal with ALT+F1 but I don't know what to do to get the graphic mode. The command startx fails.

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits (kernel on a Core I5 with Intel motherboard. No video card or sound card.

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Could you post the output of this command? cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -e EE -e WW –  MiJyn Nov 28 '12 at 20:44

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