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I installed Ubuntu on a 2008 MacBook Pro yesterday and can't get any display or x server booted. I can boot from the CD into rescue mode, so I can see that:
The syslog has an error,
GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X display failures reached: check X server log for errors
/var/log/Xorg.1.log(and the other Xorg logs) I see "Fatal server error: [27.266] (EE) no screens found(EE)"
Earlier in the log out also says "screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section." several times. It also says "Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration."
I'm guessing there's a ... screen configuration issue? But I don't know where to start troubleshooting it.
Note: I did discover My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? which I walked through, but holding down right-shift doesn't do anything. It just lands me in a silver screen (light grey, I guess) with an arrow cursor and nothing else.
I can boot to rescue mode from the CD,