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Hey all. I've suffered a major problem with my laptop over the last release or so; which is solved by appending xforcevesa to the boot options.

However, in 10.10, instead of putting me onto low graphics mode, it instead puts me onto the command line. Help!

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What hardware and video drivers are you using? If you're using a kms-enabled driver, did you try disabling KMS? – Bryce Oct 1 '10 at 1:48
Well, after doing a bit more digging, I ticked the 'nomodeset' option in boot options. I do actually seem to load Ubuntu 10.10. – Dante Ashton Oct 2 '10 at 8:21
Feel free to add your solution as an answer and accept it! – Jorge Castro Oct 19 '10 at 0:48
Jorge, I would but this isn't so much a solution as a quickfix :/ – Dante Ashton Oct 20 '10 at 18:33

As a solution to your immediate problem you can use nomodeset in your boot options instead of xforcevesa.

I'd also report your problems to the xorg bug list: and upstream at making sure to give the reports as much information about your hardware as possible.

You might be asked to try out the updated xorg/drivers and you can find some of these available here: which will upgrade various things to their latest versions.

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nomodeset does exactly the same thing :/ I filed a bug sometime ago, but no progress has been made; perhaps you might be able to help?… – Dante Ashton Nov 4 '10 at 17:58

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