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Dec 25, 2010

I recently decided to get back into Ubuntu and installed 10.10 on my Acer Aspire 7741Z. The live USB worked great but the installed OS won't load the GUI. The loading screen does not show but instead there is a ton of text. The logon is the 'standard' logon (Ubuntu 10.10 -computer name- tty1). I can logon using the account information that the graphical installation asked for. After awhile, the screen goes blank. Pressing the power button, the text comes back and Ubuntu the message "ppdev: user-space parallel port driver" has appeared. Using "startx" causes the screen to go blank, and the screen comes back when the power button is pressed before shutting down.

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Read the other threads re OS not loading and GRUB. The talk about code goes over my head.

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Tried using Spotmau Powersuite.

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May 11, 2011

This all started when I had no sound being detected by my laptop's mic. I also have an external USB sound card and it was not detecting mic sound either. I had previously done recording with Audacity (it could have been back in Ubuntu 8.04).

Now, I had a feeling that I was going to break something trying to get the mic to work. Sure enough, I'm at the point now where I cannot logon to the GUI (gdm).

I made a number of changes before my last reboot.

Here's a summary of what I think is the primary cuase (pulseaudio!):

At one point, I had lost sound altogether (I believe this was a result of having installed pulseaudio Volume control, which someone used to unlock and configure their mic).

So, things were starting to degrade. Being the persistant and stubborn one that I am, I decide to trudge on.

I had read enough suggestions (and desite enough "didn't fix" responses), I decided to try removing pulseuadio altogether. After rebooting, I was not able to log on.

Let me try to describe this logon situation as clearly as possible: When the laptop boots up, it shows the Ubuntu logo with the colored dots below moving from right to left (orange/white).

When I get to the user logon screen, it's not as fancy as it normally is. The logon window which allows me to select the user is a little more basic and the background is a simple black/purple color. The day and time is displayed on the task bar below as well as a power icon with options to suspend, restart and shut down.

This is how the logon screen used to look:[url]

I've been unable to find a screenshot of the current state and I don't think I'll be able to post one due to my technologically limited situation.

When I select my user and enter the password, The screen goes blank (or displays what appears to be the console for CTRL+ALT+F1) and then I'm back at the user selection as described above as if I hadn't even tried to log on.

At this point, I'm not positive which distro I'm using, nor which kernel, but survey says:

My laptop is a Pavilion zd8000.

lspci shows I have: VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inv M22 [Mobility Radeon X300]

I'm not sure if this is proper. When I run /etc/init.d/gdm stop, I get: Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service( utility, e.g. service gdm stop.

Probably not, because when I try sudo service gdm stop, it returns: stop: Unkown instance.

OK. Maybe it's OK, because running sudo service gdm start, I returned back to the logon screen. (But, I'll include this because it may indicate something, but I think it may be the way the "service" works now...)

(I do have networking enabled, so I can run apt-get and what not)

I find this interesting. I installed kdm. I started it after stopping gdm (through the service command as noted above). I was able to log on through kdm, but I'm not brought to a desktop, only a black background and a terminal window in the upper-left corner, without any window frames (I can't min/maximize/close). There doesn't appear any way to log out...

I'm not exactly sure where to go from here. I'm getting more interested in a backup/reinstall, but I may not have the ability to do that on hand, so I'd like to try to get things working. At the very least, I'd like to be able to log on and do work. Sound would be nice and a working mic would also be nice, but I can do without either of those two for now.

Most of the solutions I've been able to find in terms of not being able to log on has been a result of:
- Bad usernames/passwords
- Insufficient drive space to allow logon

While I haven't tried creating any new users and logging on with them, I'm confident it wouldn't do any good. df -a shows: /dev/sda1 Available = 6324296. Should be enough for basic operations.

My plan at this point is to start woking on the kdm angle. Since I am able to log on, but only to a terminal window, perhaps I can find some info on why that happens...

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Mar 20, 2010

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Oct 26, 2010

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I had installed many updates earlier that day and also the nvidia graphics driver (before updates), rgba gtk+ module, gnome-color-chooser and upgraded nautilius. All which where working fine at the point before tex-common installation.

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While logged in with a Putty session, I typed code...

It asked me for the new password after the first line, then again after the second line as expected.

In retrospect I probably should not have typed the first line.

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I DO have access to the Samba shares from other windows machines using the new password so that is OK.

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Help, please, how do I fix it?

Ideally, I guess I want the old password for the log in, but the new password for Samba shares.

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