View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu won't finish login

April 22nd, 2009, 10:04 PM
I just installed Ubuntu on a HP Pavillion 705w with a Celeron D processor. The installation went off without a hitch, as far as I could tell. Rebooted. Login screen displays fine. When I try to log in it locks up every time. It will log in for a Failsafe Terminal session OK. I've tried replacing the video card, but that made no difference.

Any help for Newbuntie?

Sam Lars
April 24th, 2009, 08:49 PM
What kind of video card do you have? When your replaced it did you try a different kind of card?

April 27th, 2009, 11:11 PM
The motherboard has a built-in video card. I also tried a Radeon 7000 64MB DDR and a Canopus Pure3D.

The computer can run Windows XP just fine, and until recently was running SuseLinux 9.3 Pro.

Sam Lars
April 27th, 2009, 11:14 PM
When it locks up what does it show on the screen?

April 28th, 2009, 12:12 AM
When I log in, the screen goes to a blank light tan color and stops. The cursor is sometimes visible.