View Full Version : [ubuntu] GUI login problem - Terminal instead of desktop

July 22nd, 2010, 07:29 AM

I have been running 10.04 since the launch after upgrading from 9.10. Today when I logged in as normal, instead of taking me to the desktop I get a white console on the top left corner with the normal login background. I typed 'sudo X' but it says the server is already active for display 0.

Please advise what I can do. I am reasonably new to Linux so apologies if this has been discussed before (but I couldn't find any info here or on google).

July 22nd, 2010, 03:37 PM
I forgot that I had uninstalled compiz yesterday. I had a problem with the close/minimize buttons disappearing from my opened windows. I think this is probably the cause. Tried to install compiz by running sudo apt-get commands but says it's already installed.:(

Any suggestions to resolve this through a terminal command?

July 22nd, 2010, 04:47 PM
Check that your desktop session is set to Gnome (in the login screen click the Session-button and select "Gnome").

July 22nd, 2010, 05:46 PM
Try using 'sudo aptitude purge [compiz package name]' and then reinstalling it.

Also try Atl + F7 on the command line screen you are getting.