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I start "Run ubuntu from this USB" and it loads and shows Ubuntu dots screen but when this finish the screen doesn't show welcome screen or anything else and I need to force shutdown with power button

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Seems to be a problem with savage s3 drivers. See my question for a brief on the theme. No solution, at the date. askubuntu.com/questions/271426/ubuntu-doesnt-recognize-screen –  Baffone001 Mar 23 '13 at 13:00
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Here is the complete solution for the S3 Savage MX-MV

At the time of display problem: Ctrl + Alt + F1 (or F2, or F3 etc.). During your session, your screen becomes a console. Login with your user name and password:

It starts by generating its xorg.conf.new which does not exist in Xubuntu 12.04:

sudo X-configure

Copy to /etc/X11:

sudo cp /home/$USER/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Install wim editor:

sudo apt-get install vim

Afterwards, edit the xorg.conf file using vim:

sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf

To insert text, press i, then Esc when done. To delete an entire line, dd (that is, the d key twice). To quit without saving exchange, q. To save changes: wq.

Correct the following in:

Section "Device"
         [...]
        Identifier "Card0"
# Comment out or delete the following line
# Driver "modesetting"
# Add the following line
      Driver "vesa"
EndSection

Restart BOOT: Ctrl + Alt + Del.

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I'm trying to use your solution. But I get stuck at the first step: Ctrl + Alt + F1 -> when I press it, I get a blue pattern printer on the whole screen. Is there any other way I could access the "terminal window" ? Thanks matej –  user230942 Jan 2 at 12:07
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