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February 11th, 2012, 07:11 AM
I just installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 32-bit on a PIII with integrated graphics. Everything installed but I did not setup a network yet. When I boot-up the GRUB screen is readable but when I select ubuntu server the screen becomes scrambled. The letters are there but they are reversed and doubled-over so it just looks like a mess. Is this a problem with my graphics driver or something else? I've read some threads that seemed similar to this problem discussing the frame buffers but not sure if this was actually the same problem. What can I do to attempt to remedy this? Thanks

February 11th, 2012, 05:27 PM
more info:

when i started the install i got a message: "undefined video mode: 314"


it works fine in rescue mode.


i reinstalled and am getting a white and black-striped screen and then it hangs.

i rebooted and got a normal start-up screen but a hanging orange cursor in the upper left corner.

February 13th, 2012, 10:13 PM
This link might help

February 13th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Or try different videomodes

Actually i think this might help.
When in grub menu, click e to edit and use a videomode from link above and click b to boot.