View Full Version : [ubuntu] Desktop Not Loading

July 4th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Hey all!

Ive recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a 2.0 GHz Gateway computer (circa 2004) and have been having issuses with loading the desktop.

When the desktop would load on ever boot, it would load part of GNOME, and the cursor, but thats all... The background is black, and it does not respond when you click on anything. No icons, not all of gnome loaded. What should i do?

July 4th, 2010, 05:02 AM
Did you try running a Live CD before you installed to see if everything worked out okay?

July 5th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Yep, all was fine...

July 5th, 2010, 02:43 AM
Do me a favor. I am nt sure i understand exactly what you are describing....

I had a problem with the desktop not loading...

I went to the terminal Ctrl-Alt-T

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

did the trick for me. I don't remember if I had to reboot after that.

July 5th, 2010, 03:19 AM
Log into xterm, then download LinuxEssentials from my sig.
Extract it then type in a terminal:

chmod +x FASTGNOME.sh
./FASTGNOME.shThat will load GNOME.
And If you have Terminal Enhancements 0.2 (from my sig) installed, you only need to type:

chmod +x FASTGNOME.sh

July 5th, 2010, 08:36 PM
ill try both replies.

July 5th, 2010, 08:42 PM
I had the same problem and I set graffic on low and then it was fine.

July 6th, 2010, 05:22 PM
I had the same problem, fix was reset the display to 1028 x 764. Resolution was too high.