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Old 10-03-2011, 04:13 AM   #1
Binyam Hailu
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Unhappy Why cant i log into my ubuntu 11.04 desktop that i have been using for 9 mnth??


I have been using ubuntu 11.04 for a while now and it works just fine. but now after i tried to install amharic support scim, etc, i shut down but couldnt log in to my system. When i try to log in there is no message, it simply blinks, goes black and the login screen comes back again. It just keeps doing that. I really need help.
 
Old 10-03-2011, 05:30 AM   #2
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Did you install a new keyboard layout? If yes, then you are probably typing in the wrong password.

Keys may have moved with the new layout.

You can try this, at the login screen, press Ctrl + Alt + F1 ( three keys together ) and see if you get a command prompt. If yes, enter your user and when prompted, password. If that works, then your keyboard layout in the gui session is probably changed.

Not sure of what you want to wind up with. If you don't want the new layout, you would have to remove the the package that changed the layout.

This might help. There is a Amharic machine that translates English to Amharic. You could try your old password, and see the Amharic translation. That might work. The link..

-->http://www.amharicmachine.com/

Last edited by camorri; 10-03-2011 at 05:37 AM. Reason: added info
 
Old 10-03-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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thank god, there is help!!

yes i did install amharic kbd layout and i can log into the terminal ,ctrl+alt+f1. it's afterwards that i have more problem. i cant stop the x server or restart it. if i could only stop it configure the default lay out back to english and restart it. could you tell me how, if it is possible? i also failed to remember the package name to try and remove it.

thank you.
 
Old 10-03-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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yup, that's happened with me on Fedora 15.
Did you add an environment variable called DISPLAY ?
check that variable in
PHP Code:
cat /home/yourusername/.bash_profile|grep DISPLAY 
do not forget to change yourusername. (assuming you are using bash)
or in
PHP Code:
cat /etc/profile|grep DISPLAY 
or try this :
PHP Code:
set|grep DISPLAY 
if you found the DISPLAY variable post its value please.

and I found this topic to search for your last installed package using apt-get :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pt-get-717388/
I hope it is helpful
 
Old 10-03-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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i cant stop the x server or restart it.
The hot key combination of Ctrl + Alt + Backspace restart the xserver on most distros. You can try that.

Do you have any other desktop installed besides Gnome? You can change desktops on the log in screen. I always install a second desktop, just in case I mess something up. On the log in screen, select the user, and then mouse over the bar on the bottom of the screen, Gnome appears on mine, if I clcik it, I get a list of other desktops, including Failsafe Gnome and on mine XFCE ( since I installed it ). You might give the failsafe option a try.
 
Old 10-04-2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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I have finally solved my problem. Now i can log in. the problem was the IBus 1.3.9 app at startup changing the kbd layout to pinyin, Chinese, i used cat /var/log/dpkg.log | grep "\installed\" got all my latest installs and i dpkg --purge "packages"
and login success.

All i wanted was to have some app help me type amharic on OOo Writer. Just for feed back,

:~$cat /home/"me"/.bash_profile | grep DISPLAY
bash: no such file

:~$cat /etc/profile | grep DISPLAY
"nothing"

:~$set | grep DISPLAY
"nothing"

but on my Kubuntu the last command gave DISPLAY:0

I am using superos 11.04 on my acer Aspire-4730Z laptop and everything works just fine.

Thank you,
 
Old 10-05-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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Happy you go it fixed. Could you please use the thread tools at the top, and mark the thread Solved. Only the original poster can mark it solved. Thank-you.
 
  


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