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Old 08-12-2006, 08:02 AM   #1
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Gnome on Ubuntu crashes

I left my computer logged on on GNOME on Ubuntu overnight and when I came back to use it, I moved the mouse. The screen responded by coming out of standby and displaying black for a short moment, before going back to the no input signal display. Also, the Numlock and Capslock keys started flashing. I couldn't get it to respond or display so I had to restart the computer. I have Ubuntu 6.06 LTS with a GeForce 6200TC.
Old 08-12-2006, 10:00 AM   #2
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When you log back into Ubuntu, does GNOME work? Or do you get some sort of error message saying it can't start?
Old 08-12-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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hey jon. i didnt know you were still awake. clewlessnewb, why don't you boot into run level 3, and then start gnome with the command startx. when gnome crashes, you should get some errors in the console saying why it crashed.
Old 08-12-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Hm, not sure about the error. You might want to look into System >> Administration >> System Log.
Anyways, try to restart the graphical system by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace.


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