Before the problem appeared, I had recently switched from KDM to GDM and uninstalled a great deal of kubuntu-desktop. I used
to change display managers. The next day after shutting down my HP Pavillion Enterainment PC freezes at "Stopping system V runlevel compatability" or something similar.
I rebooted my Ubuntu system in recovery mode got to a shell prompt and again uninstalled KDM. that allowed me to get to a normal-ish prompt - normal except for the fact that I have lost the framebuffer. I was able to use
but once I used
and rebooted my system freezes at a different point. I now am able to write to you after I used
but then selecting lxdm (I try out lots of software).
The problems that I have noticed as of now include:
- There is no display manager that functions.
- The command line framebuffer is gone (text displays unnecessarily large).
- Unity (2D I think) uses an inferior display quality (lower resolution)
- There is no sound anymore.