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 install xserver-xorg-core first. So I installed both and rebooted and now Ubuntu won't boot. It shows the Ubuntu logo then the screen goes black.

I am in recovery mode now. I removed both packages. However it still won't boot. What can I do to get the GUI working again?!


I am using the Dell XPS 13 developer edition with 12.04 LTS


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The ubuntu-desktop package should pull in all necessary packages for the GUI, including any Xserver packages that may have gone missing.

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