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I've got a problem on my Ubuntu 10.04. The login screen disapeared, and all that remains is the default background. I mean, the computer turns on normally, but when it gets to the screen where there should be the users names to login there's only the background. Is it possible to reconfigure that anyway?
Thanks in advance!
I'm not quite sure if I know what you mean, I'm new in the Linux world. By "ssh into the machine" you mean if I can access the machina via one of the terminals (tty), text-mode?
I've come with another problem now.
My PC is partitioned as the following:
-first partition: mounted as /
-second partition: mounted as /boot
-third partition: mount as /home
-and fourth and last partition: swap mounted
I formatted the first two and installed Ubuntu 9.10, and mounted the partitions the same way. The problem is that the third partition, where I have my personal files (/home) was encrypted when I had Ubuntu 10.04 installed some time ago. Now I can't access it (or don't know how to do it). I read some explanation on how to use the ecryptfs command,but I couldn't make it. I wasn't able to mount the encrypted directory. Can you help me?
The login screen is no longer a problem (altough I'll take notes on the tips above for any problem of the kind in the future), now that I have formatted the PC. As for the outputs from mtab and fstab, here they come respectively:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=2384b3c6-3f5a-4f72-8f76-223ff087b8d6 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /boot was on /dev/sda2 during installation
UUID=f3aef846-7f7e-4159-82fa-f6d10d2eeffc /boot ext4 defaults 0 2
# swap was on /dev/sda4 during installation
UUID=6ea365fd-6d85-421a-b135-6f6b719214eb none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
My /home directory is mounted from /dev/sda3 to /media.
Hope that helps.
I got through the problem.
I reinstalled the system keeping the same mount point from /home.
When I first logged in, the system asked me for the key to decrypt my /home folder.
I may say I felt a lot better when I saw that it worked.
Thank you all anyway, for the attention and effort.
May you have a nice week!