Originally Posted by mushroomboy
probably missing the xorg driver specifically for the chipset. I don't know anything about the igp for intel so somebody with a similar setup probably needs to give you the answer. it doesn't install all the xorg stuff with the meta package, or at least I'm guessing, so it's probably a missing package.
 sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
Dunno much about the intel graphics stuff, most of the time things work otb.
So I installed the xorg video driver and sure enough startx finally worked and I was able to boot into the login screen. Now before everyone gets excited, after logging in, the top bar and the "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS" disappear and BOOM everything freezes and screen goes black. Next thing I know the monitor kicks into power save mode and tells me that there is no active connection. I honestly do not understand what is going on, you guys have been amazing help I must say! Thank you for not giving up on me! I will keep on this, because I would really like a successful install!
Originally Posted by Rookie1337
try "dpkg -l mesa*" and report back what it says. If it still comes up without anything then your repo list is still screwed up somehow.
Can you state what kernel this is again (run "uname -a")? I think you might want to try for something 3.3 or later. Or we may have to mess around with the grub config and see about some acpi settings to try out. I'm honestly saddened to hear that it isn't working for you at all. Intel usually is plug and play but I'm on my SB laptop right now and have to deal with some battery life lose because of some kind of regression/bug that they haven't fixed for SB yet either.
"dpkg -l mesa*" lists out mesa-utils and mesa in a row by row fashion. The left-most column says "un" for both of them. Version column says "no version" and description column says "no description".
The kernel version is 3.5+
While it is very frustrating that this is not working, it doesn't deter me away from Linux at all. I have had an Ubuntu install on an old Core 2 Extreme system before this that had a GTX580 for school and it installed without a hitch. I would think if it was a non-integrated GPU that there would be a higher possibility of an issue happening, not with an IGP. But I guess it's due to the fact that the Ivy Bridge processor is so new that drivers aren't quite supported yet.
Come to think of it when I was on intellinuxgraphics.org, the latest version of the driver listed my 3rd generation ivy-bridge processor with the 2500IGP as being supported. Is there a way that I can use that driver or does the xserver-xorg-video-intel pull that specific driver? In addition to that, I went ahead and checked the Xorg.0.log and it looks like the intel driver is working correctly as I am now seeing a bunch of intel(0) lines. This to me seems to mean that the intel driver is doing its thing, but I guess you guys can let me know if I am just seeing things that aren't there.
Once again, I appreciate all of this help and I promise I will not give up on this! I want my Ubuntu Ivy-Bridge box!!