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    GUI not loading on boot (10.04)

    I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my Eee PC 1015PEB. I had my computer connected to an external monitor, and I had disabled my laptop display. Upon rebooting the machine, I only see the command line: the gui does not load. I am logged into my username, and I can use the command line.

    I have tried gnome-wm, startx, and gdm. Using gnome-wm gives the error message "Couldn't open display" and says "DISPLAY is not set." startx says "no screens found." gmd says "Failed to acquire org.gnome.DisplayManager: Connection ":1.17" is not allowed to own the service "org.gnome.DisplayManager" due to security policies in the configuration file."

    Does anyone know what I've done, or how I can fix this short of a reinstall? I just installed it tonight, so I wouldn't lose much, but I'd like to avoid it.

    Thanks

    Edit: failsafe graphic mode also says "no screens found."
    Last edited by alhead; September 29th, 2010 at 10:17 AM. Reason: More info

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    Re: GUI not loading on boot (10.04)

    What does 'runlevel' command say ?
    Last edited by luvshines; September 29th, 2010 at 10:29 AM. Reason: Fixed typo
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    Re: GUI not loading on boot (10.04)

    Thanks for the reply.

    runlevel says N 2

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    Re: GUI not loading on boot (10.04)

    Booting from a live USB works just fine, so I may just reinstall.

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    Re: GUI not loading on boot (10.04)

    And echo $DISPLAY ?
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    Re: GUI not loading on boot (10.04)

    Thanks for your reply, but I gave up and reinstalled. DISPLAY was not defined. I tried setting it to :0.0 (which was what printenv DISPLAY gave me while using the live USB) and exporting, but that didn't work.

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