On start up, if I allow normal (choose default kernel 3.0.0-12-generic with grub line set with "--verbose single") all boot messages are in 'white block' garbled unreadable fonts. Then a ssh access attempt complains
If I choose to boot the 3.0.0-12-generic (recovery mode), all boot messages are readable and I can ssh into machine. When asked, I choose to 'resume normal boot' and boot continues to present a command prompt displayed on my monitor. Now, I can get in machine via ssh through my desktop terminal, therefore I am not trying the suggestions on post 715.
ssh: connect to host [local ip address] port 22: Connection refused
Via ssh, I have updated and upgraded to most current packages as of this morning. (Updated xserver-common (2:1.10.4-1ubuntu4.2), xserver-xorg-core (2:1.10.4-1ubuntu4.2) and other stuff this morning.)
And finally, the Mythbuntu iso disk does the same style install as the alternate cd Ubuntu (Unity) desktop disk. And uhm, I don't think this install method really matters to what you are trying to help me with. I might be wrong, though.
The content of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
>>>>>>> snip unnecessary text <<<<<<<<<<<<
# Blacklisting various video drivers to get Nvidia working!!!
# added by Bob
lspci -vnn | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] [10de:0221] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
And finally, I cannot collect any info from /var/log/xorg.0.log as I am running in recovery mode. I think, if I remember correctly that x does not run in recovery mode.
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
# info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
#GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash vt.handoff=7"
#GRUB_COMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=\"Linux\" vga=791"
# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> snip <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
cat: /var/log/xorg.0.log: No such file or directory