[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu 13.10 Boots Straight to Console

Scott scott at digital-scape.net
Tue Oct 22 18:17:52 UTC 2013

Hi Zuke,

I understand the statement below.  Same thing happened to me years ago 
when I upgraded my Ubuntu to the latest version the video driver quit 
working so then I tried to install the new version the thing blew up.  
So spent time fiddling around with it I finally gave up and went back to 

It was frustrating to the least after spending alot of time getting my 
Ubuntu desktop set up the way I wanted and everything just works until 
the faulty video driver had to screw it up.   I see video driver support 
from ATi (AMD) has gotten alot better so I am going back to using Linux 
desktop again.  The video driver issues is not Linux's fault.  It's just 
they kept these drivers as closed source so it's hard for the devs to 
make sure it works correctly without help from the manufacture.   I 
think recently this been changed? Hopefully this time around it'll be 
easier since now I have three monitors so it'll be interesting.

On 10/18/2013 6:57 PM, ZukePrime wrote:
> P.S. Not trolling, but I tell you my patience with Linux is running 
> out, when a fresh install self-destructs after something as "simple" 
> as loading a video driver...on a system that was working fine on 13.04 
> (and 13.10 upgrade) with 313 and 319 drivers for a few months now.  I 
> hate windows bloat, but I've never had as many issues with my windows 
> install (dual boot) as I've had with Ubuntu.  Arrgghh...I really want 
> it to work and cut the windows cord.  Linux will never break through 
> if something like this breaks the system so easily. Rant off...I'm 
> just frustrated and need to step away.  :D

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