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Old 05-17-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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Trouble with Login/Startup on Ubuntu

Hello, I have a laptop running Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, and I have typed this post from another computer.

In the login option window I checked "enable accessible login." Right after I logged off, the screen went blank. The next time I turned on my laptop, the login screen wouldn't show up. The screen just stays black with only the cursor running. Unfortunately, I can only go into recovery mode. Would somebody help me with this? If so, much appreciation in advance.
Old 05-17-2007, 07:42 PM   #2
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Try editing the file /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf. Find the lines that look something like this
Make sure the first one is commented out (i.e. has a "#" in front) and says false. Make sure the second line is commented out. This should at least disable accessible login.
Old 05-17-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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I have tried to access the file /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf as root. Unfortunately, I got a "permission denied" statement. Is there any other way to access the file?

Last edited by makaiohi; 05-17-2007 at 08:18 PM. Reason: Clarification
Old 05-17-2007, 08:30 PM   #4
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Use the boot CD to boot the system then mount the install directory and do whatever edits you need to do.


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