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    PC now starts with server login instead of Unity desktop

    I recently made a few changes to my PC (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop):

    • Update and upgrade
    • Installed openssh-server so I could check on the computer remotely
    • Installed fail2ban


    Now when I start the computer, I get the server login screen instead of the Unity desktop. If I run startx it just locks up the computer.

    How can I get the desktop to show up again?
    Last edited by clay7; October 9th, 2012 at 08:23 PM. Reason: forgot to add the update and upgrade info

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    Re: PC now starts with server login instead of Unity desktop

    What happens when you do the following...
    1. log out of your session
    2. log back in and select the icon next to your user name.
    3. Select unity
    4. Log in

    This should log you back into Unity. Try to reboot and see if it remains as your default log in (Unity that is).

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    Re: PC now starts with server login instead of Unity desktop

    If I log out and log back in, I'm in the same situation.

    When my computer turns on, it shows the purple Ubuntu screen and then goes straight to the server-style logon (black screen, white text only, no graphics).

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    Re: PC now starts with server login instead of Unity desktop

    So there is no icon next to your username at log in for you to change the theme you are logging into?

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    Re: PC now starts with server login instead of Unity desktop

    Thanks - no, there are no graphics at all. It looks exactly like the Ubuntu server login screen.

    I've tried editing the GRUB file with "nomodeset" instead of "quiet splash" but that didn't work.

    My guess is that this is related to the ATI drivers of the graphics card. Google shows several other instances of this problem. Unfortunately, so far I haven't found the solution...

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    Re: PC now starts with server login instead of Unity desktop

    What about trying

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome
    Then once this is completed....reboot your system and try the log in again.

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