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Thread: 14.04, clean install, need to reconfigure video manually

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    14.04, clean install, need to reconfigure video manually

    Hi All,

    I have a Lenovo X200s laptop, which I just installed Xubuntu on. When booting, I initially see the Xubuntu boot screen, but as it tries to load xorg, video crashes, and I just get a blank screen.

    I have successfully switched to text mode, and logged in, used a shell, etc. But I don't know how to reconfigure the video through the terminal/shell.

    The specifications for my video chip are the following: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (GMA 4500MHD), in GS45.

    I should note that I previously was running 12.10 on an older Thinkpad X40, and when I installed that Flash Card in this newer thinkpad, it booted and worked properly. That laptop had "Intel Extreme Graphics 2" video.

    Can anyone guide me to a step by step howto? I can do this myself, but i need step by step instructions. I've tried web searches, but I've had difficulty locating the correct information.

    Thank you!

    Matt

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    Re: 14.04, clean install, need to reconfigure video manually

    Thread moved to Multimedia & Video.

    Welcome. Can't help with your issue, but you're better off here. Good luck.

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    Re: 14.04, clean install, need to reconfigure video manually

    Update:

    Found command for identifying video controller type in terminal:

    Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
    Bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    Version: 07
    Width: 64 bits
    Clock: 33MHz
    Capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list_rom
    Configuration: driver-i915 latency=0

    Hope this helps someone to guide me to solution

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    Re: 14.04, clean install, need to reconfigure video manually

    Reinstall from the live try xubuntu mode seemed to do the trick....now off to tackle other issues...

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