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Old 12-03-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Installed GNOME 3 on Ununtu 15.10 - Blackscreen on startup

Hi folks, forst time posting here! (Also am Linux newbie)
I decided to look up how to install GNOME and came across

I followed the instructions and selected gdm during installation but after using the gdm restart command my screen went black and nothing happend. Whenever I turn off the PC (by pushing my case's power button) some words show up and it then boots down.

Whenever I try to boot it I am promoted to unlock my HDD by password, after that some words show up and the screen goes black again, what should I do? Help!
Old 12-04-2015, 09:13 PM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.

When the black screen is up try holding down Ctrl + Alt + F1 <or> Ctrl + Alt + F2.
That will take you to a virtual terminal where you can type in your username and password.
Once you type in your username and password try typing:

That should take you back to your desktop envirnment/GUI-
If it doesn't try running:
 dpkg-reconfigure gdm
Than reboot by typing in the terminal sudo reboot
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