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    Talking Re: No desktop environment will load

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    Theirs a reason for the "troubleshooting" section in the guide.
    Wow steigerjb, from the department of duh...

    The tutorial didn't work so I decided to revert back. I put mutter instead of gnome-wm. We're good now.

    3D Unity still won't load (2D will) but I don't really care at this point. I wanted to beta test Unity, but oh well.

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    Re: No desktop environment will load

    I went into Ctrl Alt F1. Tried installing updates and running
    You should be able to get a desktop running from here with a little work ....

    because if you can get in with Ctrl+Alt+F1 and install updates then the system is still ok
    as long as you are not getting a lot of errors back from the updates and if it was me ....

    Check the graphics drivers are set up .....


    I put mutter instead of gnome-wm. We're good now.

    3D Unity still won't load (2D will) but I don't really care at this point. I wanted to beta test Unity, but oh well.
    Sounds as if the graphics driver is not set up .... if you can get in 2d mode now .....
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; March 27th, 2012 at 04:57 AM.

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    Re: No desktop environment will load

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    You should be able to get a desktop running from here with a little work ....

    because if you can get in with Ctrl+Alt+F1 and install updates then the system is still ok
    as long as you are not getting a lot of errors back from the updates and if it was me ....

    first try

    startx

    Also what does df show ...... ( just want to know how much room you have on the drive )

    df

    Sounds as if the graphics driver is not set up .... if you can get in 2d mode now .....
    Read my above post. It's fixed now. Thanks anyway.

    P.S. - I have over 600GB free space.

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    Re: No desktop environment will load

    Yep sorry ... answered from previous page then saw you were almost there ....

    The 3d not working is probably the graphics driver though .....

    lspci -v | perl -ne '/VGA/../^$/ and /VGA|Kern/ and print'
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; March 27th, 2012 at 05:05 AM.

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    Re: No desktop environment will load

    Quote Originally Posted by 23dornot23d View Post
    Yep sorry ... answered from previous page then saw you were almost there ....

    The 3d not working is probably the graphics driver though .....
    I think System76's driver needs to be updated for 12.04.

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    Re: No desktop environment will load

    Ok keep checking the Precise threads .....

    I see your Video card is a nvidia gtx 580.

    Some are ok others are still having problems though .... Vindsl seems ok with the
    7600 gt .....

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1945730


    I upgraded - the gt540 is working on Linux 3.2.0-20-generic-pae

    lspci

    keith@keith-K53SV:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev b5)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] (rev a1)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
    keith@keith-K53SV:~$ date && lsb_release -sd || cat /etc/*release && uname -s -r && unity --version && /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p && dpkg -s mesa-utils
    Tue Mar 27 15:04:27 CEST 2012
    Ubuntu precise (development branch)
    Linux 3.2.0-20-generic-pae
    unity 5.8.0
    OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
    OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 8.0.1

    Not software rendered: yes
    Not blacklisted: yes
    GLX fbconfig: yes
    GLX texture from pixmap: yes
    GL npot or rect textures: yes
    GL vertex program: yes
    GL fragment program: yes
    GL vertex buffer object: yes
    GL framebuffer object: yes
    GL version is 1.4+: yes

    Unity 3D supported: yes
    Package `mesa-utils' is not installed and no info is available.
    Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
    and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
    keith@keith-K53SV:~$
    date && lsb_release -sd || cat /etc/*release && uname -s -r && unity --version && /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p && dpkg -s mesa-utils

    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils

    then using these commands will show if the driver is also working ok

    glxinfo
    glxgears

    keith@keith-K53SV:~$ glxgears
    Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
    approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
    302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.275 FPS
    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.868 FPS
    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.848 FPS
    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.802 FPS
    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.906 FPS
    300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.869 FPS
    Last edited by 23dornot23d; March 27th, 2012 at 02:15 PM.

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