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After upgrading my Dell Studio laptop with ATI graphics from 10.04 to 10.10 I get a low res boot logo (10.10 with four full stops under it) followed by a blank purple screen. I can log in "blind" and hear it load my desktop but the screen stays purple. I also can't see the command line if I hit Ctrl-shift-1 etc.

Any ideas how to fix this. I'm guessing it's an ATI graphics driver issue of some kind.


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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Oct 11 '10 at 16:11

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This kind of question is better off as a bug report. The X team has a Debugging guide here to get you started: wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Debugging –  Jorge Castro Oct 11 '10 at 15:47
I know what you mean, I had the same problem. You should file a bug report, and follow the steps mentioned here: open-help.blogspot.com/2010/09/… –  theTuxRacer Dec 27 '10 at 13:33