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    Exclamation Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    So, I did a fresh reinstall of Ubuntu 11.04. When I login from the login screen at startup, I just get a total blank screen of the desktop. I've waited there for hours and still nothing is there, just a blank screen of the desktop. What's wrong?

    P.S. My computer is a Dell Optiplex GX270.
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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by courage1919 View Post
    So, I did a fresh reinstall of Ubuntu 11.04. When I login from the login screen at startup, I just get a total blank screen of the desktop. I've waited there for hours and still nothing is there, just a blank screen of the desktop. What's wrong?

    P.S. My computer is an Optiplex GX270.
    if u do:

    ctrl alt F1

    what happens?
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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Hm, it seems that when i just login to ubuntu now, i get an error saying:

    "It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu Classic at the login screen and you will be using the traditional environment."

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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by courage1919 View Post
    Hm, it seems that when i just login to ubuntu now, i get an error saying:

    "It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu Classic at the login screen and you will be using the traditional environment."
    hummm. could select the gnome trad option, then check u hav all ur graphics drivers installed(nvidia, ati etc...). then select unity once they r in and it shud work. or if tht doesnt work / its a old comp, install unity 2d. and try tht?

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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by androssofer View Post
    hummm. could select the gnome trad option
    Where do I find that?

    Here's what the message looks like:



    Also, when I login through ubuntu, it just lets me login now without the choppy sound of the drums anymore.
    Last edited by courage1919; August 12th, 2011 at 04:56 PM.

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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by courage1919 View Post
    Where do I find that?
    interestingly not the 1st time this has been asked today...

    on your login screen in a menu at the bottom that lets you choose the session. choose "Gnome class desktop".

    this is an image of the menu:

    http://cloud.addictivetips.com/wp-co...ogin_thumb.png

    note: (learnt this from another post): if it the task bar is missing from the bottom of the screen, click below the screen where u rekon it shud b.. usually works
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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    lol please excuse my noob actions because I'm still trying to learn everything in ubuntu! ^_^

    ok, once I do that, I follow your 2nd post?

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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    There's no unity 2D!! :O

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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by courage1919 View Post
    lol please excuse my noob actions because I'm still trying to learn everything in ubuntu! ^_^

    ok, once I do that, I follow your 2nd post?
    thts y its called absolute beginners talk

    so on the login, select "gnome classic desktop". then wen tht loads go to adiitional drivers:

    System >> admin >> additional drivers

    and install any drivers that it recommends for your graphics card. then restart and on the login screen select "ubuntu desktop edition" and u'll have unity .

    if there are no drivers in additional drivers. then open the software center.

    applications >> software center

    and search for "unity" then select unitu 2D and install it.

    then retart and when the login screen loads, unity 2d will be in ur menu

    now u hav unity!

    or if ur happy with gnome classic, just select it during login and ur done...
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    Re: Blank Screen after Logging in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Hmm, not sure what I'm suppose to do from here. :/


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