I just installed 10.04, 64-bit on a work computer that has an AMD 5870 GPU with the latest drivers from AMD (possibly relevant). I keep getting stuck on login at the Ubuntu logo with the five red dots beneath it. I can SSH into the machine from another machine, and I can hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete, which reboots after flashing some text.
I can also log in by amending Grub to remove the "quiet splash" and by hitting ctrl-X, but I can't get the X server to start from a text prompt. It generally gives me a blank screen after I type "startx," and I have to force-reset the computer. (I've been reading the forum for all the hints about how to fix this issue).
Interestingly, sometimes when I reboot I get a "...disk drives are being checked for errors..." message under the Ubuntu splash logo, and if I let this go to completion, I can log into the GUI without any problem. If I hit ctrl-C during the check, it won't log in.
So, right now I'm logged in to the GUI, but I'm afraid to reboot for fear of the dreaded red dots and no login.
I removed Cairo from synaptic. Since then Ubuntu doesn't start - it gets stuck on the splash screen, which is Mac-like (since I had installed Macubuntu): I see the apple logo and the rotating wait prompt is running like hell. My pc has dual boot (Vista is my other OS) with grub2 loader.
Yesterday I booted into the Ubuntu 10.10 CD, and hit the Try Ubuntu button. Ubuntu booted fine from the CD, and after trying it for a few minutes, I decided to install it.
I already had (and still have) Windows 7 installed, so, using the Ubuntu Installer, I shrinked the C (system) partition of Windows by roughly 14 GBs. 10 of which used for Ubuntu itself, and the other 4 as Swap Area.
Installation went fine, and I was asked to reboot - and so I did. However, upon restarting, I was 'welcomed' by a stuck, purple splash screen. So I used Recovery Mode, and updated my Ubuntu. That didn't change anything. I rebooted, started Ubuntu without the "splash quiet" commands, and instead used the "nomodeset" command. I logged in my Ubuntu user, and ran the StartX command. It didn't work, and I was given a few errors, including "no screen found", "Fatal server error", and something along the lines of "no NVIDIA module found (...,0)".
New install on Compaq Presario F700 (F756NR)The install went fine. I was able to get the Nvidia drivers working too. The problem I have is when the system boots. I get the OpenSuse splash screen, and the system just hangs.I found that if I press <Esc> and hit <Enter> a few times, the system will eventually boot. I also found if I wiggle the mouse during the splash screen, the progress bar will begin to move, and the system will boot.Seems to be something about detecting hardware during the boot phase, and it seems to be input related.
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I recently powered up my netbook... Selected my user log in, entered my password, and after a couple seconds I briefly see what looks to be the console and am returned to the login splash screen... I can Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get to the console and log in... but that is as far as I can get. This is the case for Gnome, Remix, and Remix 2D.
I can sudo apt-get (update, upgrade, etc) as well. It is the right password because if I type in a wrong one it presents an authentication failure dialog box.
How can I fix my log in screen and get to my desktop? I am Currently running 10.04.... waiting to get 10.10
Looking for an option to get Fedora working again, I followed Leighs guide to install the kernel nvidia driver. On Reboot however I am stuck a the Fedora splash.Is there a way when booting to disable splash, or enter in safe mode?I have an nvidia geforce 9 card and I used the non-PAE install.
This is a standard install, just like I've done dozens of times before.
Plain vanilla, just installed.
When I boot, I get to the splash screen and it doesn't go into the default selection.
Could this be a Hardware thingy? The reason I ask is because I've had this issue happening with 5.2 on the same machine. I just formatted it completely and installed a fresh 5.3 i386 on it and I get the same behavior.
[root@server ~]# cat /boot/grub/grub.conf # grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. After installing the ATI drivers, I had to tweak GRUB to get the nice splash screen back during boot. Then, I installed drivers for my TV Tuner (Hauppauge 2250). The card works fine. However, my boot now goes splash screen to a terminal login for around 10 sec where system messages also show up to the GUI Login screen. I was wondering if there was anyway to return to a normal boot.
I just finished installing 10.10 on my pc. the problem is that i cant login to the desktop i enter the password, the login sound plays and im stuck looking at the wallpaper. nothing else. i tried logging in safe mode and it worked. how can i get it to work normally?
pc specs: Pentium 4 2.6 ghz 512mb ram ati radeon 9600 graphics card
I just decided to completely switch from windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.4. I wiped windows 7 and attempt to install 10.4. it installed half way and gave me an error "cd drive disk error". So I then downloaded 10.10 and burned iso image on a brand new cd disk. Now I am trying to install 10.10 (latest version), and its stuck on Ubuntu Splash screen for last half an hour. It does not seem to be doing anything. What shud I to complete the install?
I have been using my ATI 5870 for some time now after upgrading from a nVIDIA GTX 260. When I did the upgrade it booted no problem. The fan eventually went out on it so I had it RMA'd which led to me using the GTX 260 again. FINALLY got the 5870 back and now Ubuntu just loads to the terminal screen.
I don't know what caused it, but as I boot into Ubuntu (9.10), the login screen never appears. Boot splash shows,then the cursor shows up but never the login screen. I haven't found anything that will reset the default gdm or login screen that works.
I just ran an update of ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 and now the "startup" splash and the login splash is gone. Instead I see the terminal during bootup and the login prompt is some strange sparse login screen looking like it was taken from some old CDE GUI. What has happened and how do I fix it?
I can also add that while upgrading I chose to let the menu.lst remain untouched which turned out to be a bad mistake. So I added the following lines manually to compensate for my mistake.
But that didn't resolve my problems. I also tried the following without success:
After loging myself out and pressning ALT+F1/ALT+F7...
I tried installing nvidia drivers by the rpm method as has been suggested and after installation the computer does not have a GUI interface. It freezes at the Splash screen. Although i can still use the command line terminal.
I installed Fedora on a separate partition and during the install prompts forgot to uncheck the Grub installation. So, Fedora installed with Grub 1 (imagine that) although I was able to find instructions to upgrade it to Grub 2 (plus it recognized all the OS on the computer). So far so good, I don't have a preference whether Fedora's or Ubuntu's Grub is installed, however the Ubuntu Startup Splash screen is messed up, ie. a simple purple background with "Ubuntu" in system fonts. Is there a way to fix this back to the graceful default splash screen? Can I change back the Grub to be Ubuntu's?
I have Ubuntu 9.04, when i start up the computer in boots up gives me 2errors on something. it shows the light orange screen, with loading mouse for 15 secs. then it shows 10 line of words on a blank screen, then loops back and forth. it never gets out
I've tried searching the forums, but that didn't help. Pretty much what happened was I installed ubuntu 10.04 32bit version, rebooted my computer, try to login, and I am not able to since I can not even use my mouse or keyboard, it's stuck.Then, I reboot, and it gets stuck at not even loading to the login screen.Could someone have a solution to this?My system specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 GA-770TA-UD3 ATI Radeon HD 5750
I'm using ubuntu 10.04 and I recently tried installing certain python libraries. The installation of pyXML failed because python.h wasn't present. I thought I could solve this problem by reinstalling python. So I did:
Code: sudo apt-get remove python Unexpectedly, this command caused all kinds of other things to be uninstalled (like gnome)
I just installed a test Natty VirtualBox server from the "mini" iso. After doing that the normal boot always ends with a blank screen and cannot login. The recovery boot option does work normally. After much digging around and various tests I found that the "splash quiet" boot options cause this issue.
I removed them from the /etc/defaults/grub file and ran update-grub. Next boot the login screen came up after as normal. It seems when the splash flashes that purple screen with the Ubuntu 11.04 message it is breaking something and does not get back out of some graphics mode.
This is in a VirtualBox window and I noticed that vesa framebuffers seem to be used by default in grub now. I never had this issue in previous releases and I'm just wondering if others have seen this and if there is a better fix than disabling splash. I don't mind having it disabled as this is a server install anyway and I'm fine with seeing debug messages during boot. If other have seen this then perhaps it needs to be logged as a bug?
I just installed SUSE 11.2 from a downloaded DVD The installation went correctly but now I boot up the computer and when the login screen appears there will be no box highlighting a user or even a blank box to input user. The restart, suspend and shutdown buttons are not operational. However, if I power down the computer manually and restart the login screen comes up normally.
It seems to be locked up. i cant change any settings, im familiar with kde 4.3 as ive been a kde user in ubuntu for a year or two. every single button is greyed out. i mostly have default options setup in mandriva, i just started using it.
I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my pc and whenever I login to the desktop it shows the gnome panels, icons, wallpaper and then immediately goes back to the login screen. If I try to login again, it does the same thing all over again but sometimes it works. Is there any way to fix this?
I been having this problem with the login screen after i enabled it. It shows a little window with the the ubuntu logo with my computer's name underneath with the login button. Clicking the button does nothing but when I hit enter it seems like its booting up but freezes after it says "checking battery [done]" or something like that. is it a problem with the login screen? If so how do I fix it? If not what is the problem?
I made a little change this morning on my karmic laptop, and now after it boots up and I enter my username/psswd, it remains perpetually stuck on the loading page that usually shows only for a couple of seconds. I never actually get to my desktop.
This morning, I thought I would try adding another panel to my Desktop, but I thought that if I added it with the position 'top', it would automatically pop underneath my default top panel. So I would have two panels one under the other, like you often do in firefox. I also immediately set my new panel on 'auto-hide'. Right after, the new panel showed up ABOVE my default panel (like z-axis, covering my default panel) and my screen was absolutely frozen. All my desktop icons disappeared and mouse clicks and keyboard strokes would do nothing.
I was forced to hit ctrl+alt+f3 and do a reboot. Ever since, I have been stuck in this mode. Perhaps if I could access the config file for desktop panels (if there is one), then I could try and revert my changes.
While trying to fix the audio lag problem with skype I have created a new problem. This is what I did.Everything was working fine until I uninstalled pulseaudiorom pplications>Ubuntu Software Centre>Installed Software. I removed just about everything pulseaudio. I than restarted ubuntu 10.04LTS. When I attempt to login it seems to go black for a sec then kicks me back to the login screen again. I get no errors. If I do "ctrl, alt, F1" I can login no problem so I know it's not my password.
Let me reassume what I just did, because it will be easier for you to understand my problem. Today I played a bit with my Ubuntu (10.04, latest kernel) because I wanted to try xmms. I tried to install it manually, but since i couldn't make some libraries work I went for
I don't know where something went wrong, but when i rebooted my GUI disappeared. I'm stuck in login screen with nothing in there. I tried to do this [URL].... , but it doesn't work (if i'm not wrong those folders are inside /home, so after login I have to do [cd ..] and then using the rm command) I tried also pkill gnome-panel before coming back to desktop, but it doesn't work either. I tried to
Code: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop but it says I've got the latest one already installed.
so i have been trying to install ubuntu for quite some time now and i have run into a bit of a roadblock.
I have tried to install 9.10 and it installs just fine (the GUI works just fine and everything seemingly goes ok), however when i go to boot it, i get to a flickering screen asking for my username and password (this is not the gnome login screen, it is just a blank black prompt asking for me to login). however, the flickering is inhibiting me from easily entering anything in from my keyboard. Thus, i cannot log in to fix the problem (i cannot enter my password because i dont know if the keys i am entering are being accepted or not). and recovery mode does the same thing.
This happens if i try installing it straight up, or if i install it inside windows. I have tried all kinds of boot options and install options (all that acpi crap) but none of it works.
i even tried installing some of my old copies of ubuntu (8.04), but when i do that the grub cannot load the linux kernel. I have also tried both the 64-bit and the 32-bit versions to no avail.
I am running an ASUS motherboard, AMD quad core x64, dual Nvidia geforce 8600's, 6 gigs of ram, and PLENTY of hard disk space.
I am not a noob to linux at all, but i have never encountered a problem like this and i have no clue how to fix it. Hell, i dont even know how to go about fixing it without logging in.