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I get stuck on boot-up and need help. I get an error message that says:

103.795829 drm:drm_crtc_helper_set_config. ERROR failed to set mode on crtc:6.

Can anyone help me fix this?

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Assume it is a hardware issue like graphic card, provide your graphic card information might useful. – pstar Jan 21 '12 at 22:53

My Googlefu leads me to believe that you have an nvidia graphics chip and you are using the default nouveau graphics drivers.

Also, these issues can sometimes be overcome by editing your Grub boot option and adding nomodeset

Once you reach to the desktop I would open the Additional Drivers window and activate the nvidia-current driver.

I've linked to an answer I've previously given showing you how to add boot options such as nomodeset

Linked Question:

  1. How to set nomodeset for installation?
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