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Thread: Problem with GUI

  1. #1
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    Problem with GUI

    using ubuntu 9.04
    Had a sudden problrm wherein the GUI has been lost..
    On starting i reach commont line login prompt..

    Since i have ubuntu 9.04 DVD, tried to reinstall, but to no good..Still getting command line prompt..

    Any help on how to restore GUI

    pkj

  2. #2
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    Re: Problem with GUI

    try typing:
    startx
    in the command line, then press enter.

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    Re: Problem with GUI

    Your main problem is that 9.04 has now passed end-of-life, which means that even if you manage to repair it, there will be no upgrades or software available from the routine repositories.

    A couple of questions: when you say "tried to reinstall", did you finish reinstalling and still get no GUI, or did the reinstallation not finish? You were presumably getting the GUI once - did anything in particular happen just before the loss of the GUI? Did you change any hardware, or install anything? If you boot the live DVD, can you get a GUI?

    Your best option in any event may be to rescue any personal data and reinstall with a newer, supported version of Ubuntu. What hardware do you have?
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    Re: Problem with GUI

    give a try with latest version..
    Dasan

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    Re: Problem with GUI

    Quote Originally Posted by pkj View Post
    using ubuntu 9.04
    Had a sudden problrm wherein the GUI has been lost..
    On starting i reach commont line login prompt..

    Since i have ubuntu 9.04 DVD, tried to reinstall, but to no good..Still getting command line prompt..

    Any help on how to restore GUI

    pkj
    I know that this may sound silly,... But when it gets to the command line prompt for log in, go for coffee, go for a pee etc. I use 10.04lts and some times when it is booting up I get the command line prompt. It seems to last forever and I have rebooted etc, But I have found that, on my machine at least, it will wait at the prompt for a while then continue to boot.This is not the first installatiopn I have done where this has happened. Give it a try. I won't guarrantee anything but it might work oddly enough.

    my machine
    amd phenomII 965
    8gig ddr2
    gigabyte mobo w/780 amd northbridge
    evga gts450 video card
    YES you can play W.O.W. on ubuntu!!

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