Can't install fglrx or boot computer

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http://askubuntu.com – I ran an update on Ubuntu 11.10 to update to the 3.0.0-15-generic kernel today (Friday 20th January). I restarted the computer to find that I could not log in. I'm using a Dell Studio 1555 laptop with Radeon 4500 graphics driver. I was using the proprietary graphics driver. In recovery mode there is no option to boot into failsafe graphics mode (see picture below) After I pressed Resume Normal Boot the computer appeared to be starting normally but then I got taken to a black screen. shortly after it said Initcll: Event Failed I logged in via tty1 and then tried to install fglrx but was gi (HowTos)