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    9.04 freezes after login

    I recently upgraded to ubuntu 9.04 however when I try to login, after entering my username and password and pressing enter it goes over to the loading screen, plays the login noise and freezes.

    and that's it. What do I do? How do I fix it?

    please help, I want my lappy back!


    also, I can get into the terminal and fix stuff, so if there's anything I can do there, please very specifically tell me how to do it >.<

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    please..? anyone? I kinda need some of the stuff off that computer..

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    What video chipset does your lappy have?

    You can likely run "lspci" in a command prompt and get the answer. Post the output here.

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    okay.. lspci spat out a bunch of stuff, but I assume you only want the video stuff so..

    hmm.. I think the VGA controller might be what you're asking for since everything else appears to be a USB port

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI technologies inc m22 [mobility radeon x300]

    if its something else you need please tell me

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    I support systems with various ATI cards (9200-9600). The ones I have work wonderfully with the open source driver. I've heard the x300 is problematic. It might be a good idea to switch to the VESA driver (at least until you sort things out). As I say this I remember I can't say that I know how to do this on 9.04 and 9.10. If I find the answer I'll let you know.

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    Try logging in through guest account. let me know if it works. (If there is no guest account then try creating a new account and then try logging in)

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    okay, I might look into getting this VESA driver thing..
    also tried a few new things;

    failsafe gnome works fine, from there I was able to log into a guest account, however, I thought I'd try setting up auto-login to solve my problem, now it just flys past the login screen and freezes.

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias-sama View Post
    okay, I might look into getting this VESA driver thing..
    also tried a few new things;

    failsafe gnome works fine, from there I was able to log into a guest account, however, I thought I'd try setting up auto-login to solve my problem, now it just flys past the login screen and freezes.
    It happened to me a couple of times and I found one of the 2 problems each time (might be you are having too):

    1) I was out of the disk space
    2) Permissions over directories were screwed.

    So, you can give them a shot and verify.

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    Re: 9.04 freezes after login

    okay, okay, that's... good news I guess..

    do you know which directories might be having permissions issues? (I don't think it's a disk space problem, but if it is how do I check something like that in terminal?) and how to fix them through terminal,

    remember, I know pretty much nothing about dealing with stuff in terminal XD

    thanks

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