[ubuntu-za] i Can't login on Ubuntu

David Robert Lewis ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Wed Apr 29 15:27:10 BST 2009


David Robert Lewis wrote:
> Quintin van Rooyen wrote:
>   
>> 2009/4/27 Etivaldo Victorino <drubadubs at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:drubadubs at gmail.com>>
>>
>>     Hi! My names is Dinho and i'm new here.
>>
>>
>> Hi Dinho.
>>  
>>
>>     A friend of mine recommended me this list ( Artilheiro_Mz) . He
>>     introduced me to Ubuntu, and he helps me alot with it. I started
>>     to use ubuntu last week.
>>     I would like to learn more, because i found that Linux operative
>>     system is very interesting.
>>
>>     A few days ago i had a problem with my Ubuntu. I was using the OS,
>>     then i decided to Logout because i was leaving the computer and
>>     then a black image came up and nothing was happening...after 8
>>     minutes nothing was happening, so i decided to reset the computer.
>>     after reseting when i tried to login to ubuntu...after the loading
>>     bar a strange image came up. I can't do nothing from there
>>     i don't have access to the command line or else. It looks like the
>>     GUI is damaged or something like that
>>
>>     i've attached a picture of how it looks.
>>
>>
>> Since no-one has taken a bite at this...
>>
>> The red dots over the top of the screen seems to indicate that either 
>> your screencard has failed for some reason (or the connection to the 
>> screen) or your screencard is grossly misconfigured. I have seen 
>> similar behaviour when my old laptop's screencard came loose and I 
>> needed to reset it.
>>
>> To reconfigure your s-server (graphics settings) run this command: 
>> *sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
>>
>> Follow the promts as good as you can guestimate your settings should 
>> be and you should sort out your login.
>>
>> Please let me know if this has sorted your problem.
>>
>> *
>>
>>     i hope some one can help me...
>>     Thanks!!! =)
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>> Quintin van Rooyen
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>>     
> and you should probably do this by hitting alt-F2 logging in and running 
> the command. Or by  booting up in recovery mode. You will see the option 
> if you push ESC when booting. If you  can't come right with dpkg thing 
> (which never worked for me) then you will have to manually edit the xorg 
> configuration . Don't have details yet but give us a shout if you don't 
> come right. :)
>
>   
sorry that should be ctrl-alt-F2 which gives you a login screen without 
the GUI. F1-F6 are all different levels and F7 is the GUI. I can't 
remember exactly why F1 is not a good choice to do this in, but I think 
its because its root.

D.



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