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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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changed Graphic Driver on MacBook, cant boot now

So hello first, a few days I had the great idea to put ubuntu on my Macbook (Mid 2010, non-pro), because I needed a couple of programms for studying and the professor suggested using Ubuntu. I than ...
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Problem with booting from USB in order to install GRUB [duplicate]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on my laptop (via USB), but the boot loader (GRUB) does not show up. I've tried to run Ubuntu in trial mode from USB in order to install boot ...
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Black screen after login after update (Intel GPU)

First, please do not mark this as duplicate. I have spent two days going through this website trying different things suggested. I have 13.10 and using a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 that has the ...
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Ubuntu Black Screen after Loader

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. It should be noted that I am not at all knowledgable of how Ubuntu works, but I have a tendency to mess around with things. After attempting to fix some problems I was ...
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Change file system state in recovery mode [duplicate]

Sorry for the format, but im trying to do this on my smartphone since my ubuntu is down lol. I am trying to run the command sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current in the root shell prompt but I am getting ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 black screen (can't login) [duplicate]

Hi I've just installed Ubuntu on my second HDD, everything went perfect but when I boot up the pc from that HDD and then select Ubuntu on grub's menu, the login screen's music sounds but the screen is ...
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Ubuntu recovery mode garbled screen, normal boot is fine

If I chose to boot in recovery mode, the screen comes out garbled. Black mostly, with some white noise at the top (which I think is a console, mangled beyond recognition) and a purple rectangle to the ...
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GUI not active in ubuntu 12.10

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP d530 desktop but I'm getting a plain GUI with no icons or menu bar. I'm stuck. How do I activate it to be usable? I'm very new to Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit - GeForce GT 620 card is not working, always going to minimum graphics mode

I have GeForce GT 620 card connected in a Dell PC (Alienware x51) brand new. Used LiveCD to install, while installing the graphics was correct. But after that i installed openbox and some more ...
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Boot screen is set to “quit splash” but I don't see anything

I just went to my /boot/grub/grub.cfg and changed the one line to "quit splash" but that did not give me a graphical boot screen. Is there another way to get a graphical boot screen?
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13.04 Only booting on occasion

I've been having an awful lot of trouble with Nvidia drivers recently. I've managed to get almost everything working nicely except for the fact that the system only seems to boot when it feels like ...
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Xorg can't find screens

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. It installed successfully, but whenever I boot into it, after the GRUB screen I get a text TTY. I can log in with that and enter command-line commands. ...
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Unsuccessful upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4 LTS leads to black screen with cursor blinking

During the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4, I got stuck on a screen with background image, and nothing else. I restarted the computer, and after GRUB menu, screen gets black with cursor blinking. I've ...
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Screen goes off while loading Ubuntu

Since I updated my Ubuntu to version 12.10, after booting, when Ubuntu starts loading, screen goes off (monitor shows information that no signal is recieved). When screen goes on, first thing I can ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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Starting Linux in text mode using Grub2

For Virtual Machines I create, as well as on old computers I use, I'd like to turn off gdm/lightdm in order to get better performance. I don't like to boot into single user mode ("linux single") ...
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How do I bypass the purple screen to install my graphics drivers?

Having identified a problem of lack of b43 graphics drivers which prevent me from getting beyond a purple screen I've been advised what commands to use to fix this. But I don't know how to access the ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Card boot issue

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 because Gimp wouldn't install on 11.10. Said some conditions were not fulfilled. I upgraded and the graphics went for a toss. I was told by a friend to install the OpenGL ...
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12.04 Server does not honor GRUB_GFXMODE in /etc/default/grub?

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu server not showing the correct graphics on the terminal, similar to the issue here. The text is all garbled after grub. Unfortunately, the solution to that question ...
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How do I get the GRUB menu to display?

I've been having this issue with my hp dv7t laptop. I fixed it using the recommended option: set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.modeset=0" and run update-grub. However, that caused ...
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How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?

I know that editing the boot options line and adding 'nomodeset' solves my laptops problem during LiveCD mode, what I don't know is how to set it at boot up through Grub2 after I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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What does the kernel boot parameter “set acpi_osi=Linux” do?

I am facing an issue with brightness control in my laptop which has Intel HD graphics. So when I searched for a fix I found that a common suggestion is to edit the GRUB file line, ...
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How to start Ubuntu with no working video card?

I have a laptop with broken video card. It has two operating systems installed - Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition. It has GRUB to manage which operating system to boot up. Windows is ...