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Old 09-02-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu not loading desktop.


My ubuntu 10.04 dell dimmension 4400 keeps freezing. I tried to add a menu thing and it froze. Now it starts to load and freezes. It will occationaly start playing music but I have no control w/out manually rebooting. I can open a terminal. Thanks!
 
Old 09-03-2010, 12:29 AM   #2
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Where exactly it freezes? Is it while booting or after boot?

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Old 09-04-2010, 12:58 AM   #3
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Right when you log in and it loads the desktop. Some of the sidebars i had set up load and the music program loads. But then It freezes before it loads all the way. It also says i connects to wireless. Then it says i don't suppoer frequency changing and music program loads then FREEZE! It after 15-30 min starts to play music w/out controll. Thanks!!
 
Old 09-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #4
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I didn't mean open terminal I meant i could log in to xTerm. If anyone could tell me how to fix it through commands thanks!
 
Old 09-05-2010, 01:12 PM   #5
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I would suggest reporting a bug on Launchpad about the situation:

Code:
ubuntu-bug -p xorg
or the equivalent.
 
Old 09-05-2010, 03:28 PM   #6
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Maybe you could try to use another window manager to see if the problem is with your X or with any app which is opened after your gnome is open. Try to install any simple window manager and switch to it.
 
Old 09-05-2010, 10:39 PM   #7
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When you log in, can you change into another window manager, such as Open Box or {URL="http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl1_gnome-session.htm"]Failsafe Gnome[/URL] and undo what you did?

If you can start a terminal, you can use apt to install another window manager, logout, then select it for logging back in. Even if Gnome is borked, another window manager should work and allow you shoot the trouble.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #8
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Even Gnome Failsafe fails!
 
Old 09-06-2010, 12:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Post
I would suggest reporting a bug on Launchpad about the situation:

Code:
ubuntu-bug -p xorg
or the equivalent.
I am trying that now.

ERROR!!!!

Cannot connect to crash database, Please check your internet connection.

[code]<urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known>[code]

going to try over LAN not wireless know.

Works over LAN and Chrome opened! YAY!

Signing in to launchpad.

Reporing Error.

Done.
Bug #631729
 
Old 09-06-2010, 12:37 PM   #10
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I have all my files on a floppy and will Re-instal if i must. I just don't have my software but can re-do that.
 
Old 09-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #11
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well cant they boot into terminal mode like drop to a root shell then figure out why it is doing that like look at the logs or something?
 
Old 09-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #12
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If it's just an app causing this lag, probably you won't see anything. Switching to another WM and starting a thing at a time seems to be the best solution to isolate the problem.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 12:11 AM   #13
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I have no idea how to install a window manager.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 12:17 AM   #14
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There you go, right from gogole.

Inside a terminal, run:
"sudo apt-get install fluxbox"

Fluxbox is just an example of an alternative. After that you should be able to select which window manager to use when you're on login screen. If not, login normally, and on the terminal type as root: telinit 3

This will move you to console mode.

Login with your user/password

After, create a file with this command:

echo "exec `which fluxbox`" > .xinitrc


That should do the trick to open using another window manager.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 12:19 AM   #15
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Ops, one thing missing.. type startx after! lol
 
  


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