Originally Posted by Wormboy
I install Ubuntu, Everything works fine but then I turn it off and when I log back in I am without privileges, I can't even connect to the internet.
Interestingly when I open a terminal I notice that its changed from timothy@timothy-desktop to timothy@localhost.
I tried logging in as root but all I get is a blank screen with nothing but the cursor.
I am using Ubuntu 9.04 but this has happened with 8.10 only then it only happened when I restarted by pressing the reset button.
I've already had to reinstall 4 times because of this, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry but it's a bit hard to figure out what's going on from your description.
1. "without privileges": do you mean without root prvileges? Who are you logged in as?
2. "connect to the internet": normally your connection to the internet is established during bootup. What do you mean by "I can't even connect to the internet"?
3. Have you run
from a terminal? Does it indicate any problems during bootup?