I picked up a link in Google saying "updated drivers." My graphics card is old, an ATI (AMD) Radeon hd 4670? definitely 4600 series.

From looking around Recovery mode I found out that the drivers were automatically backed up. I hope this will be solved by restoring the backup.

I may also be able to get the drivers from AMD or maybe the manufacturer. Thanks for helping!


On screen login: Alt+Ctrl+F1

  1. your login and your password
  2. sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*
  3. sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
  4. Alt+Ctrl+F7
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  • On step 1, I get prompted for my hard disk logon and password. Not sure what they are. Maybe the computer ID. I don't know the login or the pw. @YolatengO – Steven Apr 12 '15 at 18:30
  • I got through the login. I executed step 2 and 3. Then a message box came up saying there was an internal error in Ubuntu. I looked at the error listing and there were a few things about x-server and radeon. Is there another route we can go? – Steven Apr 12 '15 at 21:36
  • another route: wiki wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/VideoDriverDetection – Yolateng0 Apr 13 '15 at 22:01
  • Or Which desktop environment do you use? Unity or gnome. If this is a fresh install Ubuntu 14.04 . Xubuntu is more stable for the old graphics card . ( by experiment ;-) ) – Yolateng0 Apr 13 '15 at 22:08

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