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Thread: After restart of 10.04, will not boot to desktop

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    After restart of 10.04, will not boot to desktop

    I have had this installation working for about a year so far. I did a shutdown then restart and now I am seeing the splash screen then a blank screen with no activity on the hard drive. There were no updates that needed reboot before rebooting. Also, I was not having any issues before the reboot.
    I am able to boot into recovery mode from GRUB, so I am thinking it may be a video driver issue. I have an AMD Radeon HD 6520 and have the driver from the ubuntu repository activated.
    I have done a few searches on google, but am a little confused on what to try next. Any help would be well appreciated.
    Laptop - Acer 5560-7414,AMD A6-3420M 2.4 GHTz, 8GB DDR, 500GB WD Scorpion, AMD Radeon HD 6520, 12.04 64bit
    Mythtv - Asus A8N-E,AMD Athalon 3200+ 2.0 GHTz,4GB DDR, 1 TB WD , 500 GB Samsung, AMD Radeon X300, 12.04 64bit

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    Re: After restart of 10.04, will not boot to desktop

    I went back a few kernels until I was able to get to the desktop, which was in low graphics mode (not recovery). I removed the fglrx driver, rebooted and was able to boot into the latest kernel. I reinstalled the driver, rebooted, but still in low graphics mode. When I go to the Hardware drivers it states that no proprietary drivers are in use.
    At this point I do not know what to do. I have an extra hard drive and have the windows recovery discs. I guess I could try that in order to see if the driver loads in windows. I would rather not do that.
    Any suggestions?
    Laptop - Acer 5560-7414,AMD A6-3420M 2.4 GHTz, 8GB DDR, 500GB WD Scorpion, AMD Radeon HD 6520, 12.04 64bit
    Mythtv - Asus A8N-E,AMD Athalon 3200+ 2.0 GHTz,4GB DDR, 1 TB WD , 500 GB Samsung, AMD Radeon X300, 12.04 64bit

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    Re: After restart of 10.04, will not boot to desktop

    update: I went to the AMD/ATI website and downloaded the proprietary driver. We're back in business, but my screen seems a bit darker than usual and the fonts are smaller than what I remember..Whew! I was freaking out there for a while!

    PS - Is the "SOLVED" tag for the threads gone? I am logged in but there is now SOLVED option.
    Laptop - Acer 5560-7414,AMD A6-3420M 2.4 GHTz, 8GB DDR, 500GB WD Scorpion, AMD Radeon HD 6520, 12.04 64bit
    Mythtv - Asus A8N-E,AMD Athalon 3200+ 2.0 GHTz,4GB DDR, 1 TB WD , 500 GB Samsung, AMD Radeon X300, 12.04 64bit

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