View Full Version : [ubuntu] can't find gdm login after ubuntu 9.10 upgrade

November 14th, 2009, 03:39 AM
Hi all, I recently upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10 and after restarting i couldn't login to my desktop, i somehow lost my gdm login page and now i don't know what to do. I tried:

sudo apt-get install gdm ubuntu-desktop

but it says its already been installed, so I don't know whats going on, I'm only able to be on the black and white screen please help

November 14th, 2009, 03:54 AM
i can see the loading screen but after that it just the dos screen

November 14th, 2009, 04:11 AM
i can see the loading screen but after that it just the dos screen

I didn't know Linux had a DOS screen. Sign in and type:

then see if you have any video drivers you need to install. Also, your system specs would be helpful.

November 14th, 2009, 04:37 AM
It says:

X: /tmp/.x11-unix has suspicious ownershop (not root:root), aborting
giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to x server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): server error

November 14th, 2009, 04:39 AM
It says its fully updated and upgraded, gdm and ubuntu-desktop installed. It'll load the grub and then it'll show the loading screen, however once thats done, ususally the login screen will show, but now it just have a black screen requesting for a login

November 14th, 2009, 03:52 PM

November 30th, 2009, 04:54 PM
same problem here.
its really annoying... anyone can help here?
previous kernels also wont work. I allready have reinstalled the nvidia driver, nothing seems to work :(