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Dell 700m Graphics Issue with Lucid Lynx Ubuntu


I recently upgraded from an older version of Ubuntu to Lynx, and spent several hours troubleshooting a graphics issue.  When I tried to install with a normal Lynx CD iso, the screen just went black.  When I used the "alternate" installation CD, I was able to boot, but it was apparent that I had graphics issues.   Luckily, I was able to boot into the Recovery Mode, and from there noticed that my graphics card was not recognized.  I selected the run once in "low graphics mode" to get to a screen. 

Anyway, I found a fix for the unrecognized graphics card at this ubuntuforums site:

ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9340883
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Basically,

do "sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

and make this change

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.modeset=1"

Then run sudo update-grub to make the change in the grub, and that fixed me!

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