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Some time ago I installed ubuntu and everything went quite well. Then I installed kubuntu-desktop and for about two weeks it went well, too. But then, when I tried to log in, it is just a light blue screen, than it turns black, and the login screen appears again. It doesn't matter whether I chose gnome or kde session. The console login works perfectly well. I think it isn't a problem with the hardware, because I`m just writing this from the same notebook, but with windows xp.
Anyway, my hardware:
Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600
RAM : 512 MB DDR
Processor: Intel centrino, 1,7 Mhz
I'd really like to see my desktop again, so
Thanks a lot for your answers!
Last edited by minimammut; 09-18-2006 at 05:50 AM.
perhaps check through the forum or on the ubuntu site for setting up you graphics card.
something may not have been setup properly or somehow something changed perhaps through an update(although things really shouldn't break on updates but i suppose it can happen)
Log in using the console and then type the following:
It should give you an error message (if it doesn't, then the problem is fixed.)
Give us the error message. I can help you more from there.
Just to give you some background, I suspect your xorg.conf is malconfigured. Whenever X11 has a configuration problem, it starts to load for me and then it breaks and dumps me at my console login. I could be wrong, but what I've said is my suspicions.
at first, i want to thank you for your help until now.
I did "startx" and then a window opened, having a "x" in the middle.
But this window disappeared after a few seconds.
But the problem is, that the error message is bigger than the screen, so I only have the bottom part of it, cause I don't know how to scroll in the console.
Here is the error message:
Don't worry - I don't know how to scroll in the console either.
And no, that doesn't tell me a whole lot... though I'm sure some wise person will say "oh, do x y and z and you're done!"
What I do know that it's saying is that it can't lock the file /media/daten1/.Xauthority. By any chance is your home folder (where $ cd ~/ takes you) in /media? Because I don't know why X11 is messing around in the /media area right after initializing your graphics drivers (fxglrx, I think. I don't know - I'm an NVIDIA person, and I don't pay much attention to ATI stuff).
If so, then someone who knows how to fix your broken paths should be able to help. I don't know, since I've never tried to move outside of /home/lsauron.
Sorry I couldn't be of any more help, but hopefully we found something that others can help you with!
i`ve just noticed that my homefolder is /media/daten1 , and not /home/minimammut, like it used to be.
But I don't know how to change my home folder.
The results from google always show something with creating partitions, but I just want to change the folder!!!
Does anybody know the command?
might help in here!
did the Shift-PageUp and Shift-PageDown work?
for your home folder follow Old_Fogie's instructions or i presume moving it will work too
mv /media/daten1 /home/minimammut
and update the /etc/fstab if necessary
This may also solve the x environment problem but I could not say that for sure. As far as I am aware your home directory also stores information for the x environemt start up.
Your home folder "somehow" could have moved and the x environment is looking were ite was namely /home/minimammut - i'm really not sure but worth a try
Another thing have you installed kdm or gdm, I from using debian that you often need to install them as well as the x11 packages
you are connected to the net thou on that machine?
if you are, try
apt-cache search x11
and install whatever the actual package name is then either
apt-get install kdm
apt-get install gdm
depending if you using kde or Gnome
You say that KDE was running before? If it was still try install that stuff and if kdm is already installed try install gdm you can still login using the gdm but set it to start KDE (you will see an option or setting button if you get it working)...
Hope some of this helps
Last edited by imagineaxion; 09-20-2006 at 09:31 AM.
yeah, the page up worked, thanks for that!
I tried just to copy all the stuff being in /home/minimammut to /media/daten1 usind cp /home/minimammut /media/daten1 , but he just said he left that direction /home/minimammut out, and did nothing
Yes, I have internet connection working, I already tried to reinstall kde, but failed...
I'll find out whether I'm using kdm or gdm, and I'll trie out the stuff.
What you're all doing is telling him things he doesn't need to know.
What we need is a way to change the home folder in the command line. I'd expect it to be in some user account program. Well, I was in the process or looking for a solution when the bell rang (I'm at school.)
i just tried to do it using "the tar way", but failed...
making the .tar file was no problem, but when I tried to unpack it was 20 sec. of rushing letters over my screen, and then the he said he had failed, and I tried logging in, but it didn't work. #
Isn't there any way of changing the home folder? I really think this is the problem, because I saw some kde files while packing it!