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    [SOLVED] GNOME Won't Load AT ALL in 8.10

    everything works ok except one little thing, I can't get my desktop to load! I tried the live cd, wubi, and a traditional install, nothing works. After I log on, i get a black screen with a mouse in the middle. please help! i have no idea.

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    Re: GNOME Won't Load AT ALL in 8.10

    Do you fully see the login prompt via x11 ?

    Try logging in to a terminal (or booting up in rescue mode) and type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove compiz
    sudo apt-get remove compiz-core
    See if there is anything starting up that will cause a problem
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf
    sudo sysv-rc-conf
    and remove any unecessary services.

    If you think you might have some problems with X11 try:
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure x-server x-org
    Err there might be other things.

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    Re: GNOME Won't Load AT ALL in 8.10

    Quote Originally Posted by martrn View Post
    Do you fully see the login prompt via x11 ?

    Try logging in to a terminal (or booting up in rescue mode) and type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove compiz
    sudo apt-get remove compiz-core
    See if there is anything starting up that will cause a problem
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf
    sudo sysv-rc-conf
    and remove any unecessary services.

    If you think you might have some problems with X11 try:
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure x-server x-org
    Err there might be other things.
    Thank you very much it worked, but could you explain what exactly those commands did?

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    Re: GNOME Won't Load AT ALL in 8.10

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewwg94 View Post
    Thank you very much it worked, but could you explain what exactly those commands did?
    Err I can try :

    Quote Originally Posted by martrn View Post
    Try logging in to a terminal (or booting up in rescue mode) and type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove compiz
    sudo apt-get remove compiz-core
    See if there is anything starting up that will cause a problem
    Compiz is a plug in for the windows manager that provides illusion-ary 3D effects such as spinning cubes, fading Xwindows, wobbly effects and other 3D illusionary effects for the gnome desktop.

    Sudo runs a program as root and "apt-get remove compiz" removes this package which can cause problems or lockups in the 3D card or the X11 windowing system.

    Quote Originally Posted by martrn View Post
    sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf
    sudo sysv-rc-conf[/CODE]
    and remove any unecessary services.
    Everything on linux is a file and in your /etc/init.d/ directory you will have a bunch of init scripts that will run on boot. Sudo will run a program as root and "sudo apt-get install sysv-rc-conf" installs a package called sysv-rc-conf. When you run sysv-rc-conf (as root) you will be able to modify your /etx/init.d/ directory in a structured way. Removing advanced power modules and screen saver effects can stop X11 or Xorg from crashing sometimes.

    See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89491 for more info.


    Quote Originally Posted by martrn View Post
    If you think you might have some problems with X11 try:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure x-server x-org
    Err there might be other things.
    Everything in linux is a file (no registry). Running the command "dpkg-reconfigure x-server x-org" reconfigure you X11 windowing system to provide a valid /etc/X11/xorg.conf which is required by the XOrg foundation - http://www.x.org/wiki/. Ubuntu sometimes shreds or produces an invalid Xorg file with BulletProofX. So running this will produce a valid one and sometimes kick xorg into play.

    Err thats all.

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