View Full Version : [ubuntu] graphic login screen gone/damaged

November 10th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Hi all,

I am running Ubuntu 9.10, and everything was running fine until I tried to boot Ubuntu after a power failure caused my computer to switched off while Ubuntu was running/idling.

So, when I try to boot, the white Ubuntu logo would show up as normal, but then it would display a text login screen. The brown/black screen does not show up at all.

Sometimes the text login screen would flicker while displaying "starting firewall", as if it is in some kind of loop. It is hard to type when this happens.

If I login, I don't know what to do. I tried typing "startx", but it can't find my screen?

Some other stuff that is worth noting before this problem...

I installed firestarter, and I adjusted the settings; I only opened some ports for Amule.

When I installed a program using CLI, I noticed that a Nvidia package was listed as no longer needed. I don't know if the package was automatically removed. But, I know I did not remove it, and would not remove it, because I do not trust removing unneeded packages.

If there is any other information that you require, please let me know.

I hope someone can help me. Thanks.

November 10th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Well, the first thing you should probably do is login and type sudo touch /forcefsck and then reboot. This will check your filesystem(s) for errors and is generally a good idea if the computer ever loses power unexpectedly.

November 11th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Thanks. I will do that now.

I just realised that I put this in the wrong thread. Sorry. Please close/remove this thread.