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After installing xserver-xorg-core laptop won't boot

So I was trying to figure out how to install the proprietary Intel drivers for my laptop and found I needed to install xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I tried installing that I was told I needed to ...
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Cannot write bytes broken pipe

I can't seem to boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my t-61 Thinkpad. I get the splash screen, then a black screen that reads: Cannot write bytes: broken pipe. Let me first say that originally I had removed ...
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Occasional lockup after boot

Firstly I apologise if this is a duplicate of another question - I have seen many on a similar theme but not with these exact symptoms: dual-boot machine ( HP Envy ) running Ubuntu 13.1 64-bit ( ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Boot: “Fatal server error: no screens found”

I've been getting an annoying problem after restarting my laptop, Ubuntu fails to boot. It will hit the purple loading screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots but goes black after this. So far I know ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu on VMware player 6.0.0

I installed ubuntu 12.0.4 on vmware player 6.0.0 and install ns2-allinone: sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev sudo apt-get install libx11-dev xorg-dev libxmu-dev ...
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flickering dashes upon boot and then logged out AND possibly xorg.conf

Recently, upon booting Ubuntu 12.04, I'll see flickering dashes at the top of the screen and then as soon as I try to use an application, Ubuntu will log me out. Upon logging myself back in everything ...
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X11 server delay/hanging at startup (Xubuntu 12.04)

The Xubuntu splash screen stays there for at least 5 minutes, often longer. Once the desktop finally comes up, everything runs normally. When booting without the splash screen, I see the mouse cursor ...
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Black screen after startup

I have a Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 installed on my laptop. (Almost) everything worked fine, until yesterday, when after booting it up I got greeted by a black/blank screen. I've got a Futjisu S761 laptop ...
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Problem after installing xorg-dev

I install xorg by the following command: (I need X11 to work with Heasoft) sudo apt-get -y install xorg-dev After I reboot the black screen appears and is written: Could not write bytes: Broken ...
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Installing 12.10 messed up Xorg

So I finally decided to upgrade from 12.04 and now my ubuntu install has been rendered unusable. I'm getting the "no screens detected" error from xorg in the console, and no mattr how many times I ...
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Fresh installation of 12.04.3 or 13.04 always boots to terminal/graphical boot fail (AMD)

I'll just say that I am not experienced with Linux, and I've attempted to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 UEFI laptop at least ten times this past month. I've tried the LTS 12.04 version which greeted ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 failed to reboot after unsuccessful update done on 28/8/2013

I did update on 28/8/2013. It includes the kernel update, mesa update, firefox, thunderbird, python, etc... Before all updates finishes, my internet connection terminated, so in the next reboot my ...
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12.04.2 LTS hangs up on boot - but with startx start the graphical surface

3.2.0-48-generic-pae,Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, GNOME 3.4.2 I updated the system today, and cleaned up with apt-get autoclean, apt-get autoremove and now I have a problem. At the start while the system ...
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Laptop boots to black screen on 13.04, but works when an external monitor is plugged in

I just picked up a new laptop (Toshiba Satellite P55-A5200; on-board Intel graphics presumably HD graphics 4000 as this is a mobile i5 Ivy Bridge system) and have been getting all sorts of odd display ...
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1answer
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Occasionally X fails to load

While this usually happens after a kernel update, sometimes I my computer intermittently fails to load x. It stops at tty6 so I believe it's just x failing to load. While I was in tty6 I copied the ...
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Launcher and Panel do not start after booting to terminal

I did a fresh install of 13.04 and I wanted to boot straight into the terminal. So in the /etc/default/grub file, I changed the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to ...
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1answer
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Upgraded to 12.10, can't boot up

So I had Ubuntu 12.04, and all was well - except it froze occasionally. Monkeying around with the kernel made no difference, so I asked here (can't find my old question). Someone advised upgrading to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 nvidia-current boots into blank screen

Similar to here but I didnt understand if I could add to it or not. Ive tried everything he has tried - upgrading to 3.9 kernel and using NOMODESET in grub, up from 3.8, did not resolve for me ...
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How to hide all the verbose or login tty7 on bootup?

I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and now there's a problem I tried many ways but still can't make it,so I'm now here asking for help. What I want to make is a OS that bootup and show Graphic theme(plymouth) ...
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Can't boot with high-res HDMI monitor; how to reduce resolution?

How can I ask for resolution less than the max. provided by the display in the boot process? (So that Linux never asks for the highest resolution.) I have a Viewsonic VS13818 HDMI monitor ...
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GUI does not start on boot

Ubuntu 12.04 does not start x after boot up. Worked until now without any problem, and last shutdown was clean. After text log in I can run startx, but no tray and Alt+Tab does not working. Command ...
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How to configure splash screen after plymouth

I have configured my splash screen for plymouth - and it works perfectly. I've also configured the display manager (I'm using gdm). In between these two I get a very brief splash screen - a kind of ...
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Black Screen on Login

I have serached around, but no fix could help me. Here's what happened: A few days ago, for no reason, I couldn't see the login screen on my Ubuntu 12.04. nor do anything but reboot using ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 freezes before login on splash screen [closed]

Before you mark this as a duplicate for this What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? note that it is for issues after login, not before. I have tried previous versions of the kernel, Alt-F2, ...
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How can I disable graphical boot, yet start x during boot?

My question I am not attached to the splashscreen or whatever. How can I configure a non-graphical boot that still takes me to the login screen? In other words, I do want X to start as the last thing ...
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Xorg fails to start with Intel graphics

Ever since the installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop today it has been refusing to start Xorg when booting on occasions. Randomly it works but about 75% of the time it either gives me a black ...
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Aspire One 722 freezes on startup(and a lot of other problems)

This is driving me nuts. When my laptop feels like it(randomly), it just freezes when starting up. It gets stuck in this brown screen and I have to shut it down with the power button. It might do this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to purple screen

I have seen some solutions but none of them work for me, so here is the issue Ubuntu 12.04 will not boot but instead leaves me with a purple screen with no loading bar I have: An Asus motherboard 8 ...
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How can I prevent X windows from running when I boot Ubuntu 12.10?

Hi I want to boot Ubuntu quantal to a command prompt always and then use startx to launch x-windows if required. I have used the following methods but none work correctly. update-rc.d -f lightdm ...
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speech-dispatcher disabled , saned disabled and low graphics error and login-faliure

I am new to ubuntu and don't know the error I am having while I boot my system. Following is what appears speech-dispatcher disabled :edit/etc/default/speech-dispatcher saned disabled: ...
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1answer
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Radeon 6520G with black screen problem. Re-boot make it work

I have a HP Pavilion g7 with Ubuntu 12.10. Ever since I installed ubuntu on it the first time when I switch on the pc the screen hangs with a blank screen, but only works after second and subsequent ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot after fresh install

I've installed yesterday Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit version (as recommended) on my laptop. It was a fresh install, alongside Windows XP. On grub, after choosing normal boot on ubuntu, it starts loading ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Stuck on booting screen (the one with orange dots) [closed]

I somewhat recently starting running Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 5-5 with minimal problems. The main issue I was having was I couldn't control the screen brightness, which after searching, I ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu frozen on boot screen; boot repair fails due to X11 and gtk

I have a year-old HP Pavilion dv6 with Intel i7 processors and graphics card. I had Windows 7 but last week I dual booted Ubuntu. It was working fine until today. I did the following things: ...
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cant boot after update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Xorg server configuration fail - no screens detected After update (28. september) my pc freezes and than restart after few secs. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 x64. I ...
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Xorg server configuration fail - no screens detected

I have a serious problem with Xorg server on ubuntu 12.04 (with nvidia 420M GT card). At home I am using an external monitor connected to my laptop's HDMI port - the external display is used as ...
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Use Ubuntu graphical desktop without monitor at boot

I have two computers: one running Windows XP and one running Ubuntu 12.04. They are connected to my monitor via a VGA switchbox. What I would like to do is be able to boot Ubuntu without a monitor, ...
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Boot fails after showing ubuntu screen and just sits on screen showing [OK]. Tried removing fglrx but still can't get it to go

Just all the sudden compiz failed and I couldn't get it to relauch so I rebooted the system. Ever since, after the Ubuntu login screen (with 5 round circles in the middle. It just goes to the next ...
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Is it possible to start an additional X server after the system boots in 12.04?

I'd like to have 2 VT's running, one on VT7 with the standard lightdm + unity interface and another on VT8 running a custom script which will launch a virtual machine in full screen. At the moment ...
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1answer
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what is proper formatting of xorg.conf file and what improper can do?

Basically the title explains it. I was editing the xorg.conf file to make use of a multitouch driver and everything was fine, but when i added a certain option Option "SwipeRightButton" "Mod4+Left" ...
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Graphical environment does not start on a Acer Aspire One D255 [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on an Acer Aspire One D255 netbook dual-booted with Windows 7 Starter using Wubi. Up until now, everything has worked perfectly. When I started Ubuntu up today, instead of ...
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Doesn't boot after fresh install

After fresh install of oneiric 11.10 nothing displayed during boot process, but I still can switch to tty's. I made apt-get update/upgrade from tty and tried to reboot. Nothing changed. 'service ...
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Ubuntu doesn't automatically starts in graphical mode after upgrade to 11.10

I updated from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 today. Instead of using update manager, I upgraded using sudo do-release-upgrade command in terminal. However, an blackout causes the computer to switch off and ...
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1answer
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How do I set the refresh rate used by KMS on the FOSS ati driver?

With KMS enabled on Xubuntu 11.04, my virtual terminals are running at 60hz, the default for my monitor, while my X desktop is running at 75, the refresh rate I specified in my xorg.conf. How do I set ...
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2.6.35-28 kernel update breaks Xorg [closed]

After I updated to 2.6.35-28, my Plymouth graphics still works, but when the system tries to launch X11 and GDM, the screen would flicker several times and it will fall back to TTY. In the TTY ...
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How to get disable nVidia Graphics Card (which has recently expired) so that I can boot Desktop?

I have a 3-4 years old laptop (Compaq V3000), which had Win Vista with Ubuntu 10.10 in dual boot configuration. The graphics card inside is an old Nvidia GeForce Go 7200. One fine day, my graphics ...
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Boots to a totally blank screen after I installed some ATI Radeon card updates

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, dual boot with Windows 7 on ThinkPad T400, I followed Ubuntu update hints and installed some update for my ATI Radeon graphic card, but when I boot to Ubuntu (means I can ...
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3answers
903 views

Ubuntu freezes when gdm starts [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) I was browsing in Firefox yesterday, then the PC suddenly did a reset Once it restarted, everything went normal until gdm begun showing. Then everything ...
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1answer
988 views

Can't Boot, video drivers or x-server problem?

I was uninstalling some programs that I installed to try and get my iPod touch working with Ubuntu (I gave up on that) when ubuntu just crashed. Now after I choose ubuntu in GRUB, it gives me a screen ...
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No kernel modesetting detected, can only boot Xorg in fail safe graphics mode with intel video card?

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 and while I can launch it in fail safe graphics mode, I only get a text console when I try to launch it normally. Apparently there is a problem with my drivers or ...