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February 1st, 2011, 05:45 AM
I just updated to 10.04 (forgot about the many hours I spent on this problem due to the last upgrade).

On boot I get these errors:
(EE) VESA: Kernael modestting driver in use, refusing to load
(EE) No devices detected.

I think the problem is (this started with 9.10)
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)

I followed at least a dozen blogs and threads last time and tried lots of stuff eventually disabling Compiz (checked and it's still off according to preferences menu), did something with a grub booting setting to change quiet splash to nomodeset, and finally it worked without the screen freezing when I did post #3 here:

I forgot all about this when upgrading and it asked me about xconf.org and I didn't what it did so I told it to upgrade. I've changed it back like the post above, but it still freezes up randomly. I can't figure out how to do the nomodeset thing because the grub file doesn't seem to be in the same place as the post I saved from last time (#50 here)

I've been poking around for hours and rebooting and messing around, but I'm just really lost. I had also saved this link and the last post seems to say the problem may go away by upgrading to 10.10 - worth a try?
If so, it doesn't show up as an option on Update Manager but other websites say it's a "stable release" so how would I upgrade.

Any help here? Thanks!!!

February 2nd, 2011, 12:15 AM
(EE) VESA: Kernel modesetting driver in use, refusing to load (correct spelling!)

Oh yeah, there's a file names xorg.conf~ that was there after the upgrade. It doesn't show up when I run "sudo nautilus", though.

Anybody know how to at least try changing "quiet splash" to "nomodeset" in 10.04? I found something that said how to do it temporarily at startup, but ctrl-X wouldn't restart so it didn't work for me. This is the only other thing I know to try right now unless someone has another idea.