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I've tried upgrading a Windows XP environment to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I get the "low-graphics mode" screen that stalls. I know that error is well-documented for ATI/AMD, however this machine has a VIA Technologies K8M890CE set.

Would you help me get the correct driver loaded? I'm not scared of using the command line, so long as there are step-by-step, accurate directions.

I've tried installing openchrome, remove/install fglrx, modifying xorg.conf with no success yet...

This is a desktop PC with an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU and 1 GB RAM.

Here's my /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

[    35.456] 
X.Org X Server 1.14.5
Release Date: 2013-12-12
[    35.456] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    35.456] Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.42-37-generic i686 Ubuntu
[    35.456] Current Operating System: Linux bryan-Nobilis 3.11.0-15-generic #25~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 30 17:42:40 UTC 2014 i686
[    35.456] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-15-generic root=UUID=b59100ab-1c24-4c36-a9f9-3957fafaf902 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
[    35.456] Build Date: 06 January 2014  01:41:06PM
[    35.456] xorg-server 2:1.14.5-1ubuntu2~saucy1~precise2 (For technical support please see h'ttp://ww'w.ubuntu.com/support') 
[    35.456] Current version of pixman: 0.30.2
[    35.456]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    35.456] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    35.456] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Mar 26 08:20:23 2014
[    35.692] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    35.935] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    35.935] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    35.935] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    35.935] (**) |   |-->Monitor ""
[    35.968] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
[    35.968] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    35.968] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    35.968] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    36.031] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    36.031]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    36.031] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[    36.031]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    36.031] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[    36.031]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    36.064] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[    36.064]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    36.064] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[    36.064]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    36.064] (==) FontPath set to:
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
    built-ins
[    36.064] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    36.064] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
    If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    36.100] (II) Loader magic: 0xb7753620
[    36.100] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    36.100]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    36.100]    X.Org Video Driver: 14.1
[    36.100]    X.Org XInput driver : 19.1
[    36.100]    X.Org Server Extension : 7.0
[    36.101] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 1106:3230:105b:0c84 rev 17, Mem @ 0xc0000000/268435456, 0xdd000000/16777216, BIOS @ 0x????????/65536
[    36.102] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension RECORD
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension DPMS
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XVideo
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
[    36.120] Initializing built-in extension DRI2
[    36.120] (II) "glx" will be loaded by default.
[    36.120] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    36.120] (II) Module "dri2" already built-in
[    36.120] (II) LoadModule: "glamoregl"
[    36.197] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libglamoregl.so
[    36.451] (II) Module glamoregl: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.451]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 0.5.1
[    36.451]    ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    36.451] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    36.465] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[    36.488] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.488]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 1.0.0
[    36.488]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 7.0
[    36.489] (==) AIGLX enabled
[    36.489] Loading extension GLX
[    36.489] (==) Matched openchrome as autoconfigured driver 0
[    36.489] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 1
[    36.489] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 2
[    36.489] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3
[    36.489] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    36.489] (II) LoadModule: "openchrome"
[    36.489] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/openchrome_drv.so
[    36.502] (II) Module openchrome: vendor="htt'p://ope'nchrom'e.org/"
[    36.502]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 0.3.1
[    36.502]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    36.502]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[    36.502] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    36.502] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    36.505] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.505]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 2.3.2
[    36.505]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    36.505]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[    36.505] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[    36.505] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[    36.510] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.510]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 0.8.0
[    36.510]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    36.510]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[    36.510] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    36.510] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    36.520] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.520]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 0.4.3
[    36.520]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    36.520]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[    36.520] (II) OPENCHROME: Driver for VIA Chrome chipsets: CLE266, KM400/KN400,
    K8M800/K8N800, PM800/PM880/CN400, VM800/P4M800Pro/VN800/CN700,
    CX700/VX700, K8M890/K8N890, P4M890, P4M900/VN896/CN896, VX800/VX820,
    VX855/VX875, VX900
[    36.520] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[    36.520] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[    36.520] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[    36.521] (++) using VT number 7

[    36.521] (!!) VIA Technologies does not support this driver in any way.
[    36.521] (!!) For support, please refer to h'ttp://www.'openc'hrome.org/.
[    36.521] (!!) (openchrome 0.3.1 release)
[    36.521] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[    36.521] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[    36.521] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[    36.521] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[    36.521] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[    36.521] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    36.521] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    36.524] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.524]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 0.0.2
[    36.524]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[    36.524] (II) CHROME(0): VIAPreInit
[    36.524] (II) CHROME(0): VIAGetRec
[    36.524] (--) CHROME(0): Chipset: K8M890/K8N890
[    36.524] (--) CHROME(0): Chipset revision: 0
[    36.609] (EE) CHROME(0): [drm] Failed to open DRM device for pci:0000:01:00.0: No such file or directory
[    36.617] (II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
[    36.617] (II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
[    36.617] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvgahw.so
[    36.618] (II) Module vgahw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.618]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 0.1.0
[    36.618]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[    36.618] (--) CHROME(0): Probed amount of VideoRAM = 65536 kB
[    36.618] (II) CHROME(0): VIAMapMMIO
[    36.618] (--) CHROME(0): mapping MMIO @ 0xdd000000 with size 0xd000
[    36.618] (--) CHROME(0): mapping BitBlt MMIO @ 0xdd200000 with size 0x200000
[    36.618] (II) CHROME(0): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0
[    36.618] (II) CHROME(0): VIAMapFB
[    36.618] (--) CHROME(0): mapping framebuffer @ 0xc0000000 with size 0x4000000
[    36.619] (--) CHROME(0): Frame buffer start: 0xb2a97000, free start: 0x0 end: 0x4000000
[    36.619] (II) CHROME(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
    "Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): RGB weight 888
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    36.619] (II) CHROME(0): VIASetupDefaultOptions - Setting up default chipset options.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Shadow framebuffer is disabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Hardware acceleration is enabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Using EXA acceleration architecture.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): EXA composite acceleration disabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): EXA scratch area size is 4096 kB.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Using hardware two-color cursors and software full-color cursors.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): GPU virtual command queue will be enabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): DRI IRQ will be enabled if DRI is enabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): AGP DMA will be disabled if DRI is enabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): PCI DMA will not be used for XV image transfer if DRI is enabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Will not enable VBE modes.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): VBE VGA register save & restore will not be used
    if VBE modes are enabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Xv Bandwidth check is enabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Will not impose a limit on video RAM reserved for DRI.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Will try to allocate 32768 kB of AGP memory.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): TV dotCrawl is disabled.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): TV deflicker is set to 0.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): No default TV type is set.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): No default TV output signal type is set.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): No default TV output port is set.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Will not print VGA registers.
[    36.619] (==) CHROME(0): Will not scan I2C buses.
[    36.619] (II) CHROME(0): ...Finished parsing config file options.
[    36.619] (--) CHROME(0): Detected Foxconn K8M890M2MA-RS2H. Card-Ids (105B| C84)
[    36.619] (II) CHROME(0): Detected MemClk 7
[    36.619] (II) CHROME(0): ViaGetMemoryBandwidth. Memory type: 7
[    36.619] (II) CHROME(0): Detected TV standard: NTSC.
[    36.619] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[    36.619] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[    36.619] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[    36.619] (II) Loading sub module "i2c"
[    36.619] (II) LoadModule: "i2c"
[    36.619] (II) Module "i2c" already built-in
[    36.619] (II) CHROME(0): ViaI2CInit
[    36.636] (II) CHROME(0): ViaI2CBus1Init
[    36.636] (II) CHROME(0): I2C bus "I2C bus 1" initialized.
[    36.636] (II) CHROME(0): ViaI2cBus2Init
[    36.636] (II) CHROME(0): I2C bus "I2C bus 2" initialized.
[    36.636] (II) CHROME(0): ViaI2CBus3Init
[    36.636] (II) CHROME(0): I2C bus "I2C bus 3" initialized.
[    36.637] (II) Loading sub module "ddc"
[    36.637] (II) LoadModule: "ddc"
[    36.637] (II) Module "ddc" already built-in
[    36.637] (II) CHROME(0): ViaOutputsDetect
[    36.637] (==) CHROME(0): LVDS-0 : Digital output bus width is 12 bits.
[    36.637] (==) CHROME(0): LVDS-0 : DVI Center is disabled.
[    36.637] (==) CHROME(0): LVDS Panel will not be forced.
[    36.637] (==) CHROME(0): Panel size is not selected from config file.
[    36.637] (II) CHROME(0): Output VGA-1 has no monitor section
[    36.638] (II) CHROME(0): I2C device "I2C bus 1:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): EDID for output VGA-1
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Manufacturer: ACR  Model: 1a5  Serial#: 353434227
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Year: 2011  Week: 51
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): EDID Version: 1.3
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Analog Display Input,  Input Voltage Level: 0.700/0.700 V
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Sync:  Separate
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Max Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 44  vert.: 25
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Gamma: 2.20
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): DPMS capabilities: Off; RGB/Color Display
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): redX: 0.640 redY: 0.330   greenX: 0.300 greenY: 0.600
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): blueX: 0.150 blueY: 0.060   whiteX: 0.312 whiteY: 0.329
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Supported established timings:
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 720x400@70Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 640x480@60Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 640x480@67Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 640x480@72Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 640x480@75Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 800x600@56Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 800x600@60Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 800x600@72Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 800x600@75Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 832x624@75Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 1024x768@60Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 1024x768@70Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 1024x768@75Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): 1152x864@75Hz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Supported standard timings:
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): #0: hsize: 1152  vsize 864  refresh: 75  vid: 20337
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): #1: hsize: 1280  vsize 720  refresh: 60  vid: 49281
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): #2: hsize: 1280  vsize 800  refresh: 60  vid: 129
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): #3: hsize: 1600  vsize 900  refresh: 60  vid: 49321
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Supported detailed timing:
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): clock: 108.0 MHz   Image Size:  443 x 249 mm
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): h_active: 1600  h_sync: 1624  h_sync_end 1704 h_blank_end 1800 h_border: 0
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): v_active: 900  v_sync: 901  v_sync_end 904 v_blanking: 1000 v_border: 0
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Ranges: V min: 50 V max: 76 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 80 kHz, PixClock max 165 MHz
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Serial No: LNY080034225
[    36.690] (II) CHROME(0): Monitor name: Acer S201HL
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): EDID (in hex):
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    00ffffffffffff000472a50173fa1015
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    33150103682c19782aee91a3544c9926
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    0f5054bfee80714f81c08100a9c00101
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    010101010101302a40c8608464301850
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    1300bbf91000001e000000fd00324c1e
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    5010000a202020202020000000ff004c
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    4e593038303033343232350a000000fc
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0):    00416365722053323031484c0a200070
[    36.691] (--) CHROME(0): DDC pI2CBus1 detected a CRT
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): EDID vendor "ACR", prod id 421
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Printing probed modes for output VGA-1
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1600x900"x60.0  108.00  1600 1624 1704 1800  900 901 904 1000 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz eP)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1600x900"x60.0  119.00  1600 1696 1864 2128  900 901 904 932 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1280x800"x59.8   83.50  1280 1352 1480 1680  800 803 809 831 -hsync +vsync (49.7 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1152x864"x75.0  108.00  1152 1216 1344 1600  864 865 868 900 +hsync +vsync (67.5 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1280x720"x60.0   74.48  1280 1336 1472 1664  720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync (44.8 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1024x768"x75.0   78.75  1024 1040 1136 1312  768 769 772 800 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1024x768"x70.1   75.00  1024 1048 1184 1328  768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (56.5 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "1024x768"x60.0   65.00  1024 1048 1184 1344  768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "832x624"x74.6   57.28  832 864 928 1152  624 625 628 667 -hsync -vsync (49.7 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "800x600"x72.2   50.00  800 856 976 1040  600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync (48.1 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "800x600"x75.0   49.50  800 816 896 1056  600 601 604 625 +hsync +vsync (46.9 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "800x600"x60.3   40.00  800 840 968 1056  600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "800x600"x56.2   36.00  800 824 896 1024  600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "640x480"x75.0   31.50  640 656 720 840  480 481 484 500 -hsync -vsync (37.5 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "640x480"x72.8   31.50  640 664 704 832  480 489 492 520 -hsync -vsync (37.9 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "640x480"x66.7   30.24  640 704 768 864  480 483 486 525 -hsync -vsync (35.0 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "640x480"x59.9   25.18  640 656 752 800  480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Modeline "720x400"x70.1   28.32  720 738 846 900  400 412 414 449 -hsync +vsync (31.5 kHz e)
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Output VGA-1 connected
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
[    36.691] (II) CHROME(0): Output VGA-1 using initial mode 1600x900
[    36.692] (II) CHROME(0): Using default gamma of (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) unless otherwise stated.
[    36.692] (==) CHROME(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
[    36.692] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
[    36.692] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[    36.692] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
[    36.707] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.707]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 1.0.0
[    36.707]    ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[    36.707] (II) Loading sub module "exa"
[    36.707] (II) LoadModule: "exa"
[    36.707] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libexa.so
[    36.719] (II) Module exa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    36.719]    compiled for 1.14.5, module version = 2.6.0
[    36.719]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 14.1
[    36.719] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[    36.719] (II) Unloading vesa
[    36.719] (II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
[    36.719] (II) Unloading modesetting
[    36.719] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[    36.719] (II) Unloading fbdev
[    36.719] (II) UnloadSubModule: "fbdevhw"
[    36.719] (II) Unloading fbdevhw
[    36.719] (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
[    36.720] (II) CHROME(0): VIAScreenInit
[    36.720] (II) CHROME(0): Frame Buffer From (0,0) To (1600,10485)
[    36.720] (II) CHROME(0): Using 9585 lines for offscreen memory.
[    36.720] 5760000 bytes of Linear memory allocated at 57e400, handle 3080119136
[    36.720] 262144 bytes of Linear memory allocated at afc800, handle 3080110640
[    36.720] 32 bytes of Linear memory allocated at b3c900, handle 3080118992
[    36.720] 32 bytes of Linear memory allocated at b3c980, handle 3080121432
[    36.720] (II) CHROME(0): - Visuals set up
[    36.722] (II) CHROME(0): - B & W
[    36.723] (II) CHROME(0): [EXA] Disabling EXA accelerated composite.
[    36.723] (**) CHROME(0): Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"
[    36.723] (II) EXA(0): Offscreen pixmap area of 61348864 bytes
[    36.723] (II) EXA(0): Driver registered support for the following operations:
[    36.723] (II)         Solid
[    36.723] (II)         Copy
[    36.723] (II) CHROME(0): [EXA] Enabled EXA acceleration.

Note in particular the errors

[    36.521] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
...
[    36.609] (EE) CHROME(0): [drm] Failed to open DRM device for pci:0000:01:00.0: No such file or directory

Output of ls -l /dev/dri/:

Cannot access /dev/dri/ : No such file or directory

Here's my xorg.conf:

Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" Driver "openchrome" EndSection

Section "Monitor Identifier "Configured Monitor" VendorName "Acer" ModelName "S201HL" HorizSync 30.0 - 53.0 VertRefresh 50.0 - 60.0 EndSection Section "Module" Load "dri" EndSection

Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Monitor "Configured Monitor" Device "Configured Video Device" EndSection
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The partial Ubuntu install's not recognizing the USB media folder yet. I'll keep researching this issue... –  Bryan Mar 26 at 20:22
    
Hi Malte, it is a laptop, and I've tried to update the post with the cpuinfo and meminfo. thanks, Bryan. –  Bryan Mar 27 at 15:53
    
Hi Malte, you're right, the three lines is not how it looks in reality. I did add the quote marks to "Monitor ; did a re-start and nothing changed. I will try removing the xorg.conf. Today, I'm getting a purple screen with Ubuntu and four or five dots below Ubuntu. That's a step up from the "low-graphics mode" stall screen at least. Thanks! Bryan –  Bryan Mar 27 at 17:32
    
Removing the xorg.conf as you suggested and rebooting didn't solve it. The two errors I see in the Xorg.0 file: –  Bryan Mar 27 at 18:19
    
[ 36.521] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory [ 36.609] (EE) CHROME(0): [drm] Failed to open DRM device for pci:0000:01:00.0: No such file or directory –  Bryan Mar 27 at 18:20

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