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Computer has login problems. It does not go all the way to a gnome/kde screen. It goes to a command-line screen instead.
Because I can get to screen name and pass word in command-line, --- what do I do to get beyond the login screen? --- As things are, the computer will not play 'amarok', 'pq', or any other program I try to use. You alls help in this will greatly be appreciated.
try issuing the command "startx." In Linux distros that boot to the command line by default, that starts X.
If X doesn't start, capture any error messages (a digital camera might be useful here) and post them.
When you say, 11.04, does this mean a beta of Ubuntu 11.04?
I ran startx, as listed below. How do you determine the beta of, say, ubuntu 11.04? Will find out if you tell me how.
exec: 3: /usr/bin/X not found
xinit: no such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): Server error.
But you say you are running "11.04" which I assume is ubuntu's next release, "Natty Narwhal".
You should know that this has not been released yet (but due by the end of this month, or thereabouts), is still in "Beta", is "under testing and development".
You might get a faster resolution of your problem by posting to the ubuntu bugs on launchpad where this sort of development bug should be posted, if it has not been done so already.
Be warned: You may be asked if you have downloaded the latest "daily build" before your problem is addressed
Like an idiot I put natty into my repositories and think this is what did me in.
Thank you for your help, however. But...I started out at launchpad but did not get very far except to file several questions on this issue, #149662. The questions in #149662, are all on the same track as this file. It would really help if one of you guru's would combine #149662 with my newbie file and pull me out of the hole I am in because everytime my ubuntu is upgraded to Maverick/Natty, upper-level repositories, grub, etc go on the fritz.Life is miserable trying log into a computer that will not cooperate with me: OS re-installs is too costly because this is too costly in the long-run.
Can you understand me where I am coming from? (And, no, I am not going back to Windows!) I simply
want to help make linux a better place for all of us.