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November 28th, 2010, 02:13 PM

I can't get past the ubuntu 10.04 login screen this morning for some reason...
After I enter my password - nothing happens.

I've been using ubuntu 10.04 for a few months and it has been working fine until now.

I didn't change/install/uninstall anything yesterday so I don't know what's wrong.

Does anyone know how to fix this please???


November 28th, 2010, 03:22 PM
If you have an older kernel in your GRUB menu, try one of those.

November 28th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Another possibility is that you could be low on disk space.

November 28th, 2010, 03:36 PM
A good thought. Booting into a LiveCD would be a good way to find out and clean up if needed.

November 28th, 2010, 04:06 PM
What graphics card do you have installed?

November 29th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Hi guys,

Thanks for your help. I tried logging in today again and it worked fine...

Not sure what the problem was but I have 60GB of disk space left so I don't think it was that.

Rubi1200 - Sorry, I have no idea what kind of graphics card this thing has... :o| I know how to switch it on but that's about it I'm afraid :o)

Thanks again for your help!!

November 29th, 2010, 08:44 PM
You are more than welcome :)

If you run into problems again, be sure to ask here first ;)

In Ubuntu, to find out what graphics card you have go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and copy/paste the following:

lspci | grep VGA
The output will provide you with the relevant information.

November 30th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Thank you!

Graphics card is Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)

Thanks for the advice...