View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help: GNOME working only in FailSafe mode

November 1st, 2008, 07:57 AM
Hi, I just upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10 and my computer starts up fine until the login screen. But when I log in, I don't get my desktop. I just get a plain-colour background and the mouse pointer. The pointer moves but clicking or pressing any keys doesn't do anything. However, when I change the session to FailSafe GNOME (at the login screen), I get my desktop and things work fine. I am running a GeForce 8600GT using the Nvidia-linux-x86-177.80 driver. What could be the problem?