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hi guys,i am in great need of help.i have no idea what happened to my OS(ubuntu10.04).it doesn't give me any option to enter my login name & passwd.i just get a blank(default) login screen.last time when it worked,i was trying to install GTK+2.8,but due to my mistake i deleted glib using cmd (sudo apt-get purge glib)and after that i even tried to launch terminal but it failed to launch.also tried to play media files using vlc but it didn't work.so i tried to restart my os and finally got stuck in the problem.i have no idea what to do,please help.Is there any cmd to see what problem occurred or which package is missing
I would suggest that the first thing to is to repair the missing packages.
You should be able to log in to a text shell by pressing ctrl-alt F1.
Then you can reinstall the missing packages with the command sudo apt-get install glib
(You can switch back to graphical mode with ctrl-atl F7)
If you still have issues after trying this, look at the Xserver log with the command cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
I already tried to install glib but it says (the current version is the newest version),meaning glib is already there.May I know what is Xserver log.further i can only login through recovery mode or other console but have no graphical mode.
is this really the Xorg.0.log from the harddrive or the Xorg.0.log from the live-USB-system?
The logfile you attached to your post doesn't show any remarkable, it seems that the Xserver exited without any errors.
Maybe the configuration of gdm (the loginmanager for Gnome) has gone wild.
Sir this log file is from my hard-disk alone.I logged in through usb.Then went to 'places' which showed me my / partition of ubuntu (which is in hardisk).Through this I copied the log file you asked me to and pasted in windows partition.Now is there something I can do sir because I really don't want to format.
As far as I can see, the Xorg.0.log doesn't show any remarkable issues. So the problem seems to be the loginmanager gdm. You may try to reinstall gdm when booting with the Live-USB-drive. Maybe this fixes any problems with the configuration.
And read the documentation for your system, google for "Ubuntut login" or "Ubuntu gdm configuration".
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Sir this log file is from my hard-disk alone.I logged in through usb.Then went to 'places' which showed me my / partition of ubuntu (which is in hardisk).Through this I copied the log file you asked me to and pasted in windows partition.
If you booted the system from a usb stick, the '/' is the root of the USB system, in ram, this is NOT the root system when booted from the hard drive.
The hard drive will have to be mounted to the USB's file system, probably at /mnt/yourharddrive or /media/yourharddrive.
So, the log file you posted shows no errors because this is the one created during a successful boot from the USB stick. Some systems will automount any found HD partitions, some will not. You may have do a manual mount to see the failing Xorg.0.log file.
...So, the log file you posted shows no errors because this is the one created during a successful boot from the USB stick. Some systems will automount any found HD partitions, some will not. You may have do a manual mount to see the failing Xorg.0.log file...
But the last lines of the Xorg.0.log file shows that the modules for touchpad etc are being unloaded. So I thought that this logfile belongs to a system which already went down, whereas the booted Live-USB is still running and the modules would not yet be unloaded.