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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    Oh, hold on a second!

    that should be

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    notice the slash at the start

    Edit: Ha! You put the slash in. Nevermind!
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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    Why don't you try uninstalling ubuntu-desktop and reinstall it back?

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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    I must be doing the 'nomodeset' wrong, as it yet again has no effect.
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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    C&P the exact text you are issuing and let's have a look at it.
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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    Good idea.

    Code:
    nomodeset
    i'm putting it one space after
    Code:
    quiet splash
    and one space before

    Code:
    $vt_han\doff
    making the line read
    Code:
    linux      /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic root=UUID=9f8eaa86-025f-4b93-b231-cc17d8fb1e49 ro   quiet splash nomodeset $vt_han\duff
    instead of
    Code:
    linux      /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic root=UUID=9f8eaa86-025f-4b93-b231-cc17d8fb1e49 ro   quiet splash $vt_han\duff
    Last edited by redbikemaster; January 10th, 2014 at 07:19 AM. Reason: Forgot a couple things
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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    redbikemasterl

    Does not look right to me at all .. the "$vt_han\duff" I think should be " $vt_handoff".

    Would have to reboot into another install to check.. but I think that is correct.

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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    I'm a blind idiot. It is an 'o', not a 'u'. Handoff. Doesn't the backslash merely function as an escape character? On my screen, it looks like
    Code:
    han\
    doff
    so is it escaping a new line character by that?

    i should specify it goes to a new line due to it being the edge of the screen.
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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    redbikemaster;

    I am not real sure what the escape character would do in this context,, It should read:
    "ro quiet splash nomodeset $vt_handoff"

    Try it from grub's menu once more and advise of results...

    past my beddy bye time here.. will catch up on this thread in my AM.

    edit: else we are going to go to a Command Line Interface, and look at what is !
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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    No change.
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    Re: I Really Broke My Display Drivers

    redbikemaster; Yuk !

    OK, Let's see if we can determine what is not going on .. CLI time.
    Edit grub's boot parameter :
    Remove "quiet splash nomodeset" and insert the term "text" -> ctl+x to continue the boot process to a text login (TTY1) ;
    Login in with user name and password.
    Now, let's look ;
    To see your graphics card and info:
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    It can be a real pain to figure out copy and paste from terminal, so presently do not bother, our interest here is from my reference marked in red:
    [sudo] password for sysop:
    *-display:0
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: RV515 [Radeon X1300/X1550]

    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:fd4f0000-fd4fffff ioport:5c00(size=256) memory:fd400000-fd41ffff
    *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: Display controller
    product: RV515 [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series] (Secondary)
    vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
    physical id: 0.1
    bus info: pci@0000:06:00.1
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm pciexpress cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:fd4e0000-fd4effff
    sysop@1310mini:~$
    -----------------------------
    The output from "lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga" we are only concerned that there is but one graphics card listed and it is the same same as from the prior output.
    In essence, we want to know what graphics card(s) you have onboard and what - if any - driver is loaded.
    From this we can determine what driver should be installed.

    sounds like a plan to me
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