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Display says "Cannot Display This Video Mode", then goes to login screen. Mouse and keyboard stop working then display goes to blank purple screen.

Ubuntu 12.04 installed, was able to login once, hitting tab. Not able to bring up Grub screen. Tried removing nvidia video drivers and installing new drivers.

HP Pavilion Slimline AMD 64 Live, obviously very new to Linux and I'm trying to convert computer from Windows XP.

Tried the following:

  • Could you add results of sudo lshw -C display to the question. – user.dz Mar 25 '14 at 1:11
  • Did you Install the Nvidia Proprietary Drivers? can you add the Procedure you follow too. The links for the solutions you tried an non Nvidia Specific. Alternatively as a suggestion and your system is Blank, then you can use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which is almost ready, but works perfect. About 20 days before release – Tasos Mar 25 '14 at 1:13

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