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Ubuntu :: Freeze After Login In 10.10 (no Mouse Movement And Only Login Bg Visible)?


I installed xorg-edgers around the time the issue started, but I install and uninstall packages so often its hard to tell if this was the cause. Regardless, I ppa-purged the xorg-edgers ppa, reinstalled the proprietary nvidia drivers, and created a new user account, to no avail. I also wiped the /tmp directory, and reinstalled compiz, and tried dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg.

So far nothing has worked; I've checked out dmesg and /var/log/syslog, and nothing seems to be amiss, but admittedly I'm not sure what exactly to look for. I have a feeling its an issue with X being broken now, regardless of my attempts to downgrade, but I don't know how to go about correcting it.


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