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http://www.ubuntux.org – Hello This is my problem, on first reboot after installation, all I get is a black screen with the text "unable to display screen mode, optimum resolution 1280x1024 60Hz". I rebooted in recovery mode and selected 'xfix Try to fix X server' twice but to no effect so I selected the 'drop to root shell' menu option and issued the command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg" and was told I had no Xserver installed. Can I get one? Is it likely to be installed but invisible? (Distributions)