Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-10-2008, 04:04 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Not loading GUI after driver install

Hello there, i am quite new to linux. So i recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy.

Anyway after a month or so of configuring everything i need that i have on my current windows desktop, i've stumbeled over a problem. The sound suddenly dissapeared entirely, so i read through some other posts and how to's to get the sound back working, after following one of the how to's it required me a reboot, but once i got all loaded up again all i get is something alone the lines :
Starting up...
Loading please wait...
kinit: name_to_dev_t(instert long path here)
Kinit : trying to resume from (same long path)
kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot...
Ubunut 8.04.1 (laptop name) tty1
Pretty much i just get a command line login and thereafter all i get is a command line.

Any help would be appreciated, i tried a package repair, a mem check... neither helped a bit.

Any other details needed please ask.
Old 07-10-2008, 04:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Croatia
Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux
Posts: 1,733
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 127Reputation: 127
Login and type startx,then when you're in GUI open /etc/inittab and change a number in id:1:initdefault from 1 to 3 and save the file.That should do.
Old 07-10-2008, 04:18 AM   #3
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 608

Rep: Reputation: 98
Instead of booting into the normal kernel, boot into Recovery Mode. That now has an option which says something like "Try to recover X-Server" Try that.
Old 07-10-2008, 04:22 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Originally Posted by alan_ri View Post
Login and type startx,then when you're in GUI open /etc/inittab and change a number in id:1:initdefault from 1 to 3 and save the file.That should do.
Thanks that seemed to work.

Arochester: Ye i tried that already didn't really work..

Thanks for the help though guys, appreciate it
Old 08-01-2008, 10:33 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0

I can't find the file/directory in my Ubuntu files. I have a inittab.vim file however.


Last edited by ka4koe; 08-01-2008 at 10:57 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RHEL install Vostro 400 - sys "Loading SCSI drivers" "loading ata_piix driver..." sreekr_news Linux - Newbie 11 01-21-2010 01:25 PM
GUI not loading on clean install, How to Make it load.. JustaDad Fedora 2 09-13-2007 02:22 PM
No GUI after NVIDIA Driver install bottled leaf SUSE / openSUSE 22 03-08-2007 12:58 PM
loading device driver during install from cd-rom ARCHIGAMER Fedora - Installation 1 04-07-2005 08:40 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration