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[Bug 1066883] Re: [Macmini 5, 1] Fatal server error: Can not run in framebuffer mode on reboot


Parameswaran Sivatharman, as per http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237 an update is available for your BIOS (MM51.0077.B10). If you update to this following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BiosUpdate , does it change anything? If it doesn't, could you please both specify what happened, and just provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Thank you for your understanding.

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  [Macmini 5,1] Fatal server error: Can not run in framebuffer mode on

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Bug description:
  Fatal server error: Can not run in framebuffer mode error occurs on the 2nd reboot onwards on a mac with external display.
  The first reboot after a fresh installation is working fine and from the second attempt the desktop fails to start on the standard graphics mode and 'Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly....' error message is displayed.

  The logs attached are directly from the first reboot.

  A tar file will be added with the logs after the failure.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  Package: xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu4
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64

  ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: compiz

  Date: Mon Oct 15 14:37:01 2012
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: quantal
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes
   Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Apple Inc. Device [106b:00e6]
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64+mac (20121014)
  MachineType: Apple Inc. Macmini5,1
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=f5eb805b-ed9d-43f3-a316-9b906251e9d5 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: xorg
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 10/20/2011
  dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: MM51.88Z.0077.B0F.1110201309
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
  dmi.board.name: Mac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1
  dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.board.version: Macmini5,1
  dmi.chassis.type: 16
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: Mac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMM51.88Z.0077.B0F.1110201309:bd10/20/2011:svnAppleInc.:pnMacmini5,1:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1:rvrMacmini5,1:cvnAppleInc.:ct16:cvrMac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1:
  dmi.product.name: Macmini5,1
  dmi.product.version: 1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.39-0ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.0-0ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.0-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.99.99~git20120913.8637f772-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.9-0ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu3

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