Issues with Video Display on Ubuntu 13.10

I wrote a post a month or so ago about getting a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner.  While that specific situation has occurred at least once since it is happens to all be tied together.

Currently I have a working display in Ubuntu 13.10 but with a default profile.  I have no idea what happened to my old profile.  I must have deleted it or it was corrupted.  I don’t know the answer.  I do know that I have wasted a lot of time on video driver issues.

I have tried so many things that I can’t even begin to tell you what I have or have not tried.  Basically my video system on my ubuntu 13.10 server became hosed after a regular update by Ubuntu.  Since then it seems to work but not all the time.  All I can do is hope that the new 14.04 or whatever the latest LTS release is can fix my issues.  I don’t want to start from scratch again.