View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 8,10 Desktop edition freezes after login

March 12th, 2009, 06:34 PM
I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop edition on Intel P4 running on Intel 845GVSR motherboard with 1GB of ram with 160GB seagate PATA harddisk.

The install was done on a separate portion (as i have win xp also running on same machine)The root partition ( is an extended partition) is 30GB in size (formatted to ext3)and i have created a 2Gb swap partition (also an extended partition).

The installation went on smoothly. upon restart, even tough bootup took some 2-3 minutes, the login prompt was displayed with a plane golden color background. I entered username and password. After that the screen just shows the golden background. Note the mouse pointer moves if i move my mouse.

Assuming that since it was the first boot, some config might be pending, i left the machine for about 30 mins but to no avail.

Note: In installation forums i have seen post reagring install freezing due to memory problems. I have no such issues. memory tests passed ok

Any help is highly appreciated.

thanks and regards

March 13th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Hi All

In this thread the posting by "themadhater" looks like my problem


I have not tried the solution posted by maveryck( i.e moveing libpixman* from /usr/local/lib to another folder ).

Will post if the solution works.

One more URL (found by google search) of interest is