View Full Version : [ubuntu] no desktop

October 15th, 2009, 01:23 PM
I have just done a fresh install of 9.04 everything was working fine yesterday - restart today and everything seems to boot fine then nothing all i have is a black screen with my mouse pointer
There is nothing i have done that would have removed the graphical desktop
can anyone give me a way to repair this please

October 15th, 2009, 01:59 PM
I really dont want to do another install - i can get to a comand line but have no idea what to do when i get there - not one of my strong points

October 15th, 2009, 02:01 PM
did you try
shift ctrl F11


I m not at my nix box now, so forgive me if the above is wrong... ;-)

October 15th, 2009, 02:12 PM
shft+ctrl+f11 just gives me a blank screen with a cursor

do u maybe mean f1?

October 15th, 2009, 02:22 PM
If you can, drop to a terminal CTRL+ALT+F1 and try

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
This will reset your graphics to basic settngs and you can at least see what you're doing ;)

Hope this helps

October 15th, 2009, 02:34 PM
doing so asked me some questions about my keyboardand then took me back to a command line

October 15th, 2009, 02:45 PM
oh well - going with another install -if this one goes bad again ill go back to 8.10 and wait for sumthin else

October 15th, 2009, 03:01 PM
9.10 is coming out in about 20 days.

October 15th, 2009, 03:16 PM
with that being said - I would like to ask if my ati video card will again be supported or am i going to have to upgrade it?

i have a radeon x550 - worked great it 8.10 but i cant use dual monitors in 9.04 without a bunch of tweaks