Need to go past the login details of Lubuntu

Jordan florentior at
Wed Dec 18 23:31:45 UTC 2013

Hi Harry,

One problem might be with the video driver on a specific machine. When 
you get to a terminal screen (either ctrl+alt+f1 or through grub at 
bootup), type

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade dist-upgrade

Let upgrade/dist-upgrade supply the packages that are missing.  It's 
highly likely (but not certain) that the driver will be in the 
repositories and supplied during this process.  When you reboot after 
downloading the missing packages, see if you get the login box.

If you don't see an improvement, there's usually a way to supply a 
(non-free) driver manually through a thumb drive.  Go to the video card 
manufacturer website, find the driver, dl it onto the thumb drive and 
mount the thumb drive into the linux machine.  Move the file to a hard 
drive and then execute it.  This is a pain, but sometimes the only 


On 12/18/2013 05:42 PM, Israel wrote:
> On 12/18/2013 02:32 PM, River Bank wrote:
>> Hi,
>> After installation using live-cd since i have old machines i get 
>> stuck on the the login details for lubuntu since it does not prompt 
>> me to fill in a user name and password. I have tried severally the 
>> long process of re-installing and still no joy. Kindly assist on how 
>> to get about this.
>> Warm regards
>> Admin Harry
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> Hi, are you reinstalling on an old machine, where you have kept the 
> /home as a separate partition?  What version are you running (i.e. the 
> current 13.10)
> Are you saying that you get stuck in the installer (ubiquity)?  Or you 
> get stuck in the Login Screen?  If you get really stuck on the login 
> screen, does the computer lock up, or can you still interact, and drop 
> to a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1)... if you are unfamiliar a tty is the terminal 
> screen, which will prompt you to log in to your user account, and 
> enter a password.  This way you can fix the issue, from within the 
> terminal.
> -- 
> Regards

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