[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
>> quintin.vanrooyen at gmail.com <mailto:quintin.vanrooyen at gmail.com>
>> The New SA Geek!
> 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.
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