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  1. #1
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    Ubuntu 12.10 does not boot properly

    Hi everyone,

    I decided to drop Wubi because I had issues with fglrx which the Wubi installation might have exacerbated. So I initially installed Ubuntu 12.04 on one of my hard drives and then replaced Unity with Gnome Shell. After discovering that 12.04 uses Gnome 3.4 and not 3.6, I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.10 and install Gnome 3.6.

    Now this morning when I woke up, it wouldn't boot properly. By pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 (or maybe just Alt-F2 was needed), I got a command prompt. I was able to start a graphical interface by using
    Code:
    startx
    These are the things that I noticed:
    • There was no top bar or dash (I installed DockbarX), just the desktop icons
    • I got a prompt that said the Gnome keyring was not unlocked and it asked for my password again
    • I got another prompt later on saying something about a change in language. I canceled it, but the language still changed to what seemed like Chinese
    • Programs had to be opened through the terminal, and I was unable to alt-tab


    I am hoping that I wouldn't have to reinstall the whole thing. I just want to know if there is a way to repair the installation or reset it to default settings.

    Thanks!

    P.S.

    I'm in the office right now so I can't try any suggestions right away, sorry.

  2. #2
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 does not boot properly

    I have nVidia, so I have not followed AMD. But there was some info where AMD dropped support for older cards.

    With nVidia and I think the newer AMD drivers you have to install linux headers first with 12.10 or it will not install correctly.
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troublesho...riverDetection
    Ubuntu Precise Installation Guide - AMD/ATI
    http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...#Video_Tearing
    Add Hardware Graphics - ATI: After installing ATI Driver: From QIII
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2050320


    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...amdstock&num=1
    On the proprietary driver side, the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Linux graphics driver was used. For this initial testing, three discrete graphics cards from the AMD Radeon HD 5000/6000 series were used, since pre-HD5000 graphics cards are now on the Catalyst Legacy driver and the latest-generation Radeon HD 7000 series hardware still doesn't fully work with the open-source Gallium3D "RadeonSI" driver.

    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







  3. #3
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.10 does not boot properly

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply I've decided to just take the plunge and dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows using separate hard drives. I haven't had time to install the AMD driver, but since Gnome Shell went broke on me, I think the problems had more to do with GS than with the driver.

    Thanks!

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