I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 and when I went to login the screen would first go brown with the cursor still visible. After some hard disk activity, the screen would go black and the login screen would reappear.
Thought it was something that went wrong with the upgrade from 7.10, so I wiped and ran a clean install. Same problem.
I can access the live cd and my desktop if I choose failsafe gnome as my session, but cannot login to regular gnome. I have checked my logs and I discovered this in /var/log/daemon.log:
Failsafe gnome just starts gnome without running scripts. I am wondering where I can access the scripts to turn them off one by one to troubleshoot the error.Code:Apr 24 19:52:01 monster gdm: WARNING: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
I have this same distro on my laptop. Both are running ATI video, but the laptop has an Intel chipset (celeron) and I have no problems despite numerous reboots to test. My desktop is an AMD Sempron, a 64-bit processor and I receive the same error every time I reboot, even after wiping and installing the 64-bit version.
Also, my video is reporting "out of range" while booting, which I had in Gutsy but fixed with startupmanager but I guess it hasn't been ported to Hardy yet.
Thanks in advance,