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    ubuntu boots to terminal, amd 8210 driver problem?

    [solved] tried 12.04.3, 13.04, 13.10, mint16 on acer v5-122p
    all boot to terminal, This is not a dual boot problem, but a graphics driver problem.
    how do I get the correct driver onto my usb boot drive?
    Or is there any other way to get there from here?
    Last edited by frankelrs-gmail; December 21st, 2013 at 01:02 AM. Reason: solved

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    Re: ubuntu boots to terminal, amd 8210 driver problem?

    frankelrs-gmail; Hi ! Welcome to the forum .

    Your situation may well be that no driver is loaded.

    Please provide the output of terminal codes:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    Then we can advise on a means to install the graphics driver.

    just try'n to help
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: ubuntu boots to terminal, amd 8210 driver problem?

    Thank You "bashing-om". I decided not to add the missing driver at this time. Mainly because this notebook doesn't have a Ethernet connector
    and first I would have had to get the wifi codes added via console input; a bit beyond my skills. What I did do was try to install Fedora 20, which worked!
    Anyway, maybe in a few months, Ubuntu will have fixed this problem and I can return home. Perhaps my "temporary fix might help some beginner with a newish
    AMD APU or AMD Graphics set. Thanks again

    Bob

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    Re: ubuntu boots to terminal, amd 8210 driver problem?

    frankelrs-gmail; Hey,

    Quite welcome. Any solution beats no solution.
    Getting WiFi up and running with no wired connection can be a real pain. It can be done; I have seen threads where it happened !

    As you do have resolution, please mark this thread as solved, aids others seeking a solution and helps keep the forum tidy .

    keep on keep'n on
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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