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I have a HP pavilion 15z with Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it (graphical intallation) and when I rebooted it at the end, it only goes into text mode. When trying startx it shows a "fatal server error: No screen found".

When trying to use the "Try Ubuntu" option of the LiveUSB it also boots only in text mode.

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do you use nvidia card? and does the error say enything else? – Stormvirux Aug 19 '13 at 16:21
the laptop have a radeon 8330g if am not mistaken, and this is what the error when i tried to run "startx" – axl456 Aug 19 '13 at 17:49
Please delete the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, run startx, and then post the contents of that file after X fails to start. – Darth Android Aug 19 '13 at 18:03
thanks for the reply.. how can i save the content of the log and post it here? when i boot into ubuntu is in text mode only and am not to good at using text mode.. – axl456 Aug 19 '13 at 18:11
@DarthAndroid this is the content of the Xorg – axl456 Aug 21 '13 at 0:24

One likely solution to your problem is to delete the xorg.conf.

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Probably would be backup the file too, just in case.


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So how about sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak – nerdwaller Aug 19 '13 at 16:56
I tried to deleted but theres no xorg.conf in that folder.. theres a xorg.conf.failsafe thought.. – axl456 Aug 19 '13 at 17:21

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