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I totally ruined my Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop x64 installation today. I've never been able to hibernate or suspend (not with my laptop, server or htpc), not even through this guide. So I read a post here on that said that the proprietary drivers may be in the way for it to work.

Therefore I removed my ATI-drivers, rebooted, then tried to hibernate the system. I got some error about "blk_something_something didn't work, resubmitting1". So I turned off the computer and then tried booting up. I see the ubuntu splash but after that I'm greeted with this screen:

My computer screen after booted up

The upper dot is the mouse pointer since I can move it with the mouse (I have ubuntu set to login automatically). I don't know how this happened.

What can I do to fix this? I'm getting seriously irritated over how buggy ubuntu is, why doesn't even suspend/hibernate work (remember that I have 3 different systems where it fails)?

So what is the next step? I want to get into cli mode and reinstall the driver but since I'm relatively new to ubuntu I don't know how to get into a terminal without logging in first. And if I press shift during boot I can't get into grub either and try something from there.

Please come with all suggestions you can think of!

Thank you very much!

edit: Can I use ubuntu on a usb to insert the driver I need - if that is the problem?

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Regarding the suspend/hibernate issues, do you have any USB 3.0 ports? See Suspend fails and I know the module causing it. What can I do? if you do. – Lekensteyn Feb 28 '11 at 10:20
Only on the htpc, the server and laptop only have 2.0 ports. – Niklas Feb 28 '11 at 10:23
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Try pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get into console mode, login in using your normal credentials. Then you get a CLI where you can do what you want (Probably sudo apt-get install fglrx). You can switch back to the graphical desktop with Ctrl-Alt-F7.

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When I press ctrl+alt+f7 I get a repeating error message stating: [ ~number increasing~] [drm:radeon_ib_schedule ERROR radeon: couldn't schedule IB(~number counting from zero up to 15~) – Niklas Feb 28 '11 at 10:27
[ ~number increasing~] [drm:radeon_cs_ioct Faild to schedule IB ! – Niklas Feb 28 '11 at 10:32
I put it into several comments to make it easier to read since the linebreaks got removed when I added the comment. I keep getting this error message and cannot make an input. What next? – Niklas Feb 28 '11 at 10:33
(Update) I can make inputs even though the message keep appearing. I'll let you know if I make it work. – Niklas Feb 28 '11 at 10:36
@ error messages: could be this bug:… – Christoph Feb 28 '11 at 10:45

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