Originally Posted by John VV
have you hit the < esc> button during the GUI boot up to look at the boot text
where is it stopping at ?
the network is a common issue
( if you are trying to use a Microsoft usb dongle to connect to the net -- you might have a problem )
during the install did you do everything default ?
as in there is NO root user and no separate root password
only sudo using the first non root users password
--did you get past the VERY first boot where you set the ?
non root users
did you set up a separate root password from the first non root user
and is this a ATI graphics card
or a laptop chip
if this is an intell CPU/GPU chip
a amd/ATI cpu/gpu chip?
you might need a extra driver
or is it a nvidia "optimus" chip ?
that will need Bumblebee
or is it a real AMD or Nvidia 3d card
Here's a screenshot to show where it's stopping at.
I hit esc during GUI boot as you suggested.
When it gets to the last line in the screenshot, the screen goes black for a second, and then it goes gray and it stays there.
Nothing else happens.
I'm using the built in ethernet on the motherboard.
During the install, I didn't do anything special; just changed the following:
-Custom partitioning: no LVM
-4096 mb swap, 120 mb /boot, 80 gb / and remainder is /home.
-I put in a username and password.
-I told it that it will be the same password as the administrator.
-Did not create a separate root user.
I found my hardware specs:
AMD FX-8150 X8 3600MHZ 16MB 125W AM3+
Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3
Samsung 22X DVDRW SATA OEM
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AMD 990FX AM3+
Radeon HD 5770.