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Ubuntu is starting up with black screen. It displays the Ubuntu logo with the "loading up" dots, but then instead of going to the Login GUI, it just goes to a black screen with a "_" at the top of the screen.

I know this question has been brought up before, but I tried several solutions already that I found online and nothing has worked so far. I have a Gateway convertible laptop model E-295C with an integrated graphics - Mobile Intel (R) 965 Express Chipset family. I also have Windows 7 installed, which was installed first before Ubuntu. I've used Ubuntu in the past with no problems, but after this upgrade is when the trouble started.

Things that I've already tried:
- Fixing broken packages.
- Booting in recovery mode - just goes to terminal login, no GUI.
- Updated kernal to 3.9.3., which updated successfully but did not help anything.
- Get more updates through command line: nothing helped.
- Edit grub and adding "nomodeset" after quiet splash. Doesn't do anything except bring up command prompt login with no GUI.

I've read all I could on forums on the internet and I ran out of ideas. If anyone could please help me I'd be very grateful. Thanks.

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This might be a duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/162075/… give those answers a try then edit your question, to say you've already tried them if none work, hope this helps! –  Oyibo Jun 17 '13 at 21:15
I've tried every possible solution on the list that your link gave me. The only one I haven't tried is reinstalling an old kernal. For some reason when I go to text mode login-in and type in "sudo apt-get install linux-image-3.0.0-12-generic linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic" it says it can't find the package. I turned network on and I'm in root. Don't know what else to do. –  Chris Jun 18 '13 at 21:08
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