View Full Version : [ubuntu] cant see my log-in screen

December 11th, 2009, 03:24 AM
I recently upgraded from 8.04 to 9.10 after which i restarted my system,it re-booted and the screen went blank i cant see the log-in menu and my numbers,caps & scroll lock keeps blinking
can anyone help:(
i tried recovery mode it doesnt help,i cant get on my computer help somebody

December 11th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Can you see any text or expecially error messages during boot up. Providing instances of specific errors would be helpful in diagnosing your problem. If you can get to a black command prompt screen that asks for your login username, try to get access with your username and password. Then issue the command

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

December 11th, 2009, 06:16 AM
Do you have a LiveCD? That might be the best first step.

Also, how did you do the upgrade? The upgrade path from 8.04 to 9.10 is not a one-shot move. It would force you through another upgrade path, I believe (at least from my experience)-->8.04 -> 8.10 -> 9.04 -> 9.10?

Did you put in the repos and try a direct upgrade?

December 11th, 2009, 08:18 PM
I upgraded from 8.04 >8.10>9.10.
i upgraded from the regular posted upgrade notification.
and no i cant see my log-in screen