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My laptop's video card is malfunctioning. I have Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop. After typical boot up, it restarts, but it's working fine in recovery mode.

There is my other solved question here: How to enable SSH server in recovery mode?

I don't want my Ubuntu run in recovery mode. I want everything start normally, just without video card. I'm expecting it to run like a remote server.

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I've copied my kernel log. I've tried few times to boot up Ubuntu normally, but it restarted. Probably because of graphics card. What should I look for in this log? – ViliusK Jan 19 '11 at 23:16
Today's kernel log: – ViliusK Jan 19 '11 at 23:17
whole 2MB kernel.log file copy-paste: – ViliusK Jan 19 '11 at 23:18
By the way, is a great tool to copy-paste! :) – ViliusK Jan 19 '11 at 23:19
Can you clarify your question? .... 1) Is your graphics card broken or is it a driver/setup problem? 2) Do you want to start Ubuntu in console mode instead of gdm/kde? – luri Jan 20 '11 at 9:08
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Start the computer in recovery mode, when you get to the selection screen you need to select root with networking.

Once on the command line you can install and run the openssh-server:

apt-get install openssh-server
service ssh start

Although this won't help you with your graphics problem, it will let you get access to the machine.

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This was described already by Stefano here:… Sorry if my questions was unclear. – ViliusK Jan 20 '11 at 13:51
Please delete your duplicate question. – Martin Owens -doctormo- Jan 20 '11 at 14:43

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