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    Problem with Graphics Driver

    Hi,

    I had installed Ubuntu 10.10. Then I installed Unity from the software center and then I installed a driver(poulsbo) for Unity.

    I ended up in making my laptop not even start.

    Then I removed the driver and Unity through safe mode.

    But my computer doesnt even starts. Not even in safe mode.

    When I start it, it shows a blue screen with this black strips in it. Then it hangs forever. If I do something before that hang, it hangs on "Checking Battery State" forever... And in the safe mode, it just shows a black screen and hangs...

    What should I do?
    Please Help.

    BTW my Laptop is IBM R51. Its about 7 years old.

    Thanks...

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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    MSI K9N NEO-F V3 / MS-7369 Motherboard RAM 4GB
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
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    GRUB2:BOOTSCRIPT:TESTDISK:NOMODESET

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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    hey runeh76... thanks for the input...

    but i tried it and it didn't work.

    what i did:
    booted into the live cd
    mounted my drive
    opened nautilus in root mode
    went the etc/default/grub
    opened the file

    updated the line where it was written: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quite splash"

    to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quite splash nomodeset"

    Saved it
    and rebooted

    It didn't work. Again it hung at "Checking battery state"

    What should I do?
    Please help...
    Thanks...

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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    and when the computer starts... it directly starts in the virtual terminal. and then when i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 to go to the GUI it gets stuck on the checking battery state...

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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    If you can get to the login screen, click on your name and select "Ubuntu Desktop" on the bottom. You may have to re-install Unity for it to work.
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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    i cant get to the visual login screen. only the virtual terminal login. what should i do?

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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    This is copyed from another site:
    "The above fix also gave me high res ctl+alt+F1-F6 console modes but i can not change to GUI pressing ctrl+alt+F7. It will be stuck at 'checking battery state [ok]'. To get back to GUI i log in to root from first console and restrted gdm. Then Gnome will start from login screen and all your work at GUI is lost . Its ridiculous and very annoying. There are many ugly multicolored flashes in my screen when i change from one console to another and some times it gets all stuck."

    Okey..u could try from root-terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop
    Code:
    startx
    If that doesnt work, add new user

    Code:
    adduser test
    Code:
    passwd test
    MSI K9N NEO-F V3 / MS-7369 Motherboard RAM 4GB
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    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB Internet 3G MF668
    GRUB2:BOOTSCRIPT:TESTDISK:NOMODESET

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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    Try to disable ACPI in your BIOS and then reboot. You can usually get to the BIOS during boot by using the DEL,F1,F2 keys there is usually a message at boot that says press (one of the keys I mentioned) to enter setup.
    Chris Sheppard
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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    hey it cant find the gnome-desktop package and the test user is not helping...

    i'm really stuck with nothing here....
    what should i do?
    isn't there any way i can restore back my system... something like a restore point?

    thanks,,,

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    Re: Problem with Graphics Driver

    inkrypted i'm not getting from where to disable ACPI. I think its not there on my BIOS... I had also tried that earlier for something else but it wan not there...

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