Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: 9.10 starting up into Terminal

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Beans
    3

    Question 9.10 starting up into Terminal

    One of the things that irritates me about computers of all stripes is that, whatever experts might say, they do most definitely reconfigure themselves apparently at random while shutting down or starting up.

    I have a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows XP Home. I finished my Ubuntu session last night and shut down the machine. This morning I booted up, selected Ubuntu from the menu, and although I got to the normal user-select login page, the expected GUI desktop didn't appear. Instead, I got a Terminal window open in the top-left quarter of the screen, with the standard prompt on it.

    I've tried logging in as the user account I normally use and as root, and I get the same thing on both accounts. I've no clue what's suddenly changed between switching off in the evening and switching on in the morning, but is there a terminal command I can use to initiate the GUI manually, or have I just broken something to the extent of requiring a reinstall?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Beans
    230
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: 9.10 starting up into Terminal

    log in as the user then run
    Code:
    startx
    i dont think it has to be run as sudo

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •