Video messed up in 12.04
I recently upgraded to 12.04, and things seemed to be working well. Booting up today, the video configuration was messed up, with text and icons very small (I am running a nettop box to my tv- zotac zbox with nvidia ion graphics). I started messing around with the resolution settings, trying to put them equal to what my guest settings were defaulted at, but this did not resolve the problem, and I ended up with huge icons and horribly slow response times on the screen.
Messing around in the terminal I have manage to get things worse. I tried "unity --reset", updating, re-installing unity, tried updating some nvidia drivers, and managed to progressively worsen things to the point that when I try to boot now, the computer hangs up on "Checking Battery State...ok" and "stopping system v runlevel compatibility", which I can only get out of by going to a terminal and typing "xstart", but now my graphical interface is so messed up that I cant access the guest account, or make any other adjustments.
Is there any hope to sort this out, or will I need to do a clean install? And if I need to do a clean install, how do I make sure that my media files on the internal hard drive are not affected?
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