Hey guys. When I boot my laptop into Ubuntu, but leave the lid closed while booting, the login screen does not ever appear after boot. I can press CTRL + ALT + Backspace, and the screen will pop up some text like it always does LIKE it's restarting, but still no login screen. I can switch to virtual terminals and use them just fine.

I am running Ubuntu 8.04, but this behavior happened when I was running 7.10 as well.

My hardware is an IBM T60 with ATI x1400 graphics card.

I saw somewhere someone suggest I go to the menu that allows me to choose visual effects and turn them to "None". I tried that and got the same results.

Any suggestions?