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    screen goes black halfway through boot, help

    I have an asus netbook with an intel GMA integrated chip. until now i had been using the out of the box drivers, hadn't changed anything, and it worked ok. I tried installing a graphics driver and rebooted. This time i got the command line only, logged in, uninstalled the driver (apt-get remove) and rebooted, now after i choose ubuntu in GRUB an instant after the ubuntu loading screen comes on it goes to black. I'm trying to find a way from within GRUB to get it to do a command-line boot so i could force it to use the default drivers (how would i do this exactly?), but when i press "e" and then put "text" at the end of the "kernel" line it doesn't change anything. so what do i do from here? worst case scenario i reinstall ubuntu. I realize that i probably did something really stupid here. any help or insight you guys can give would be great, thanks.

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    Re: screen goes black halfway through boot, help

    Quote Originally Posted by scimor5 View Post
    I have an asus netbook with an intel GMA integrated chip. until now i had been using the out of the box drivers, hadn't changed anything, and it worked ok. I tried installing a graphics driver and rebooted. This time i got the command line only, logged in, uninstalled the driver (apt-get remove) and rebooted, now after i choose ubuntu in GRUB an instant after the ubuntu loading screen comes on it goes to black. I'm trying to find a way from within GRUB to get it to do a command-line boot so i could force it to use the default drivers (how would i do this exactly?), but when i press "e" and then put "text" at the end of the "kernel" line it doesn't change anything. so what do i do from here? worst case scenario i reinstall ubuntu. I realize that i probably did something really stupid here. any help or insight you guys can give would be great, thanks.
    Use the options to boot into recovery mode.
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    Re: screen goes black halfway through boot, help

    recovery mode goes to black aswell

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