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Old 11-12-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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Question Problem in GUI in ubuntu 9.10 at boot

Hi ..
I'm using ubuntu 9.10.
I upgraded from 9.04 couple of days ago.
last time I ran update manager and when all the updates were installed it showed restart required.
After restart now whenever I boot up my PC it shows Black screen and display nothing.....
It shows
Booting from ext3 hd(0,0)............
then loading screen
and then login screen is not displayed.

GUI is not working even in recovery ......

It runs well with Live CD of ubuntu 9.10.

please Help


Last edited by BlueSkull; 11-12-2009 at 02:31 AM.
Old 11-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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OK, we need a little more information. When you "finish" booting, do you have a command prompt, or is it a completely blank screen? Depending on which it is, we go in different directions.

If you do have a command prompt, try typing "startx" and see what happens. You may need to do that using sudo, I'm not sure at that point, but I think you can do it from the prompt. If that works, then the issue is configuring your system.

If it is totally blank, your video driver is the likely issue. If you had a proprietary driver, for instance, it may not be working. In that case, try setting the driver back to a default: "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg".

Write back and let us know how it works out for you.
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Take a look at
GRUB menu.lst: install the maintainer's version vs. keep the local version
Old 11-16-2009, 02:26 AM   #4
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Well it was totally blank.
But there was no reply from so many days so I have to install new copy of OS.
Now its working fine.
Thanks for replying.


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