I have been using Ubuntu 12.04, current kernel is

I have downloaded and installed 2 days ago Intel Linux Graphics Installer deb file suitable for Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family. After one day, I can not boot in ubuntu, I have a black login screen. This should have generated my problems I suspect.

I have tried the following options in grub menu:

  1. removing quiet and adding nomodeset options: stuck in the spash screen
  2. remove splash & quiet: tty1
  3. remove quiet: black screen
  4. remove splash & quiet, add nomodeset: tty1
  5. remove splash: black screen
  6. replase splash with no splash: black screen
  7. start old kernel ( nothing

I have also tried apt-get -check, -update, -upgrde, -purge, -autoremove,... All no changes.

In recovery mode, I tried dpkg which resulted in no changes and start in graphics safe mode which stays in terminal.

Whenever I try to startx from terminal, I receive message

X cannot stat /etc/X11/X

Is there any way to remove packages installed on 30th and 31/3/2013?


The solution to my problem was the following in 3 steps:

  1. reinstall xserver:

sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

2... then run from recovery mode dpkg, 5 obsolete packages removed: x11-xfs-utils, libfs6, x11-apps, x11-session-utils, xinit.

3... I could login normally in graphics environment only as guest, so I had to login in tty and sudo rm ~/.Xauthority

Hope it helps someone else :)

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