Installed 12.04.5 from the ubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-i386.iso image.

After installation, I was able to boot into the graphical user interface desktop every time.

Did sudo apt-get update, then sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel.

I cannot see the graphical user interface desktop after reboot. I was redirected to a terminal console every time after boot.

Hardware details from lshw -c video tool.

    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: ValleyView Gen7
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 0e
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:111 memory:90000000-903fffff memory:80000000-8fffffff ioport:e080(size=8)

What further steps or logs could I use to further investigate this issue?

  • That was a wrong command for 12.04.5. Why did you run it? The package was already installed and called xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-trusty. You just broke the system for no reason. – Pilot6 Feb 28 '16 at 16:37
  • Sorry that I did not realise that it will break the system. I did it because I assume that the command could get the correct updated Intel drivers for XOrg environment. – octoreindeer Feb 28 '16 at 16:55
  • What is the difference between xserver-xorg-video-intel-lts-trusty and xserver-xorg-video-intel? – octoreindeer Feb 28 '16 at 16:55
  • These packages are from different graphical stacks. In 12.04.5 the lts-trusty is used. – Pilot6 Feb 28 '16 at 16:57

You ran a wrong command for no reason.

You can try to fix it by running

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-trusty libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-trusty

For more details see HWE Stack

  • I used the following command on Ubuntu 12.04.5 system. sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-precise It manage to get into the user interface desktop after reboot. – octoreindeer Feb 29 '16 at 9:10
  • Are following commands can be used interchangeably on Ubuntu 12.04.5 system? sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-precise and sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-trusty – octoreindeer Feb 29 '16 at 9:10
  • There is no xserver-xorg-lts-precise in 12.04. – Pilot6 Feb 29 '16 at 9:37
  • Wrong to use sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-precise? I used it and it seems to work. – octoreindeer Feb 29 '16 at 9:40
  • Sry, I was wrong. They added this package too. – Pilot6 Feb 29 '16 at 9:44

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