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Old 04-02-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Loggin in problem


I've installed Dualboot Ubuntu with WinXP, a number of times using different methods like using Wubi, using live CD on two different machines.

P4, Intel845 motherboard, 80GB HD (10 for ext3 and 1GB swap)

I get to loggin screen and select session GNOME, i only see orange colored wallpaper and that is it, no disk activity, no sign of loading something or installing some thing. Mouse keeps wandering around when i move it, rest nothing.

However, when i select terminal loggin, i get to see the text based shell. But since i am a baby in Linux, i dont know what exactly the problem is with linux installation.

I tried to loggin to root but i dont know what was the password as i only gave the password for user profile during installation. Installation remains smooth with no problems as such.

please help me
Old 04-03-2009, 02:20 AM   #2
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Can u login using single user mode & check the /var/log/messages for any errors.

just a wild guess, might be we can get something
Old 04-04-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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I can run openoffice, firefox, play game using mouse but i have to launch through terminal. I cannot load my desktop with Icons.


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