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  1. Hardy hangs on log in

    Having installed Hardy on my HP laptop with success I decided to continue my
    testing by installing it on my HP desktop and ran into the strangest thing
    yet--at least for me.

    The installation goes just as one would expect, I'm prompted to remove the
    dvd and restart the system and everything works with the log in screen
    appearing. I log in with my name and password and the Ubuntu startup sound
    is heard followed by the quick screen blanking as I expect the desktop to
    appear but after a split second, the log in screen returns just as though
    I've restarted the computer...I will add that we're talking only 1.5 to 2
    seconds so it's not the computer shutting down and restarting...as I said,
    when I hit return after entering the password, it's just like Ubuntu is
    going to open my desktop but after the brief flash, I'm back to the log in
    again.

    As there's nothing else I can do, I can't make a copy of an error message or
    anything else...all I can do is describe what's happening.

    Have any of you come across anything like this and have any suggestions on
    how I might get past it?

    As a test, I inserted the Kubuntu dvd and it installed just fine...well,
    grub wouldn't install but when I got prompted to try lilo, it installed and
    things appear to work just fine so I know the system will work with a
    version of Linux but, since I'm using the Gnome version on the laptop, I'd
    like to use the same thing on the desktop.

    Any ideas, anyone?


  2. Re: Hardy hangs on log in

    Bada bing TS Mathews bada bang:
    > Having installed Hardy on my HP laptop with success I decided to continue my
    > testing by installing it on my HP desktop and ran into the strangest thing
    > yet--at least for me.
    >
    > The installation goes just as one would expect, I'm prompted to remove the
    > dvd and restart the system and everything works with the log in screen
    > appearing. I log in with my name and password and the Ubuntu startup sound
    > is heard followed by the quick screen blanking as I expect the desktop to
    > appear but after a split second, the log in screen returns just as though
    > I've restarted the computer...I will add that we're talking only 1.5 to 2
    > seconds so it's not the computer shutting down and restarting...as I said,
    > when I hit return after entering the password, it's just like Ubuntu is
    > going to open my desktop but after the brief flash, I'm back to the log in
    > again.
    >
    > As there's nothing else I can do, I can't make a copy of an error message or
    > anything else...all I can do is describe what's happening.
    >
    > Have any of you come across anything like this and have any suggestions on
    > how I might get past it?
    >
    > As a test, I inserted the Kubuntu dvd and it installed just fine...well,
    > grub wouldn't install but when I got prompted to try lilo, it installed and
    > things appear to work just fine so I know the system will work with a
    > version of Linux but, since I'm using the Gnome version on the laptop, I'd
    > like to use the same thing on the desktop.
    >
    > Any ideas, anyone?
    >


    Install ubuntu-desktop and either uninstall or ignore
    kubuntu-desktop.

    Mike "sometimes it's the obvious answer" Yetto
    --
    Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitas.
    - William of Ockham

  3. Re: Hardy hangs on log in

    On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 23:40:36 +0000, TS Mathews wrote:

    > Having installed Hardy on my HP laptop with success I decided to
    > continue my testing by installing it on my HP desktop and ran into the
    > strangest thing yet--at least for me.
    >



    Beta or release candidate?

  4. Re: Hardy hangs on log in

    TS Mathews wrote:
    > As there's nothing else I can do, I can't make a copy of an error message or
    > anything else...all I can do is describe what's happening.


    There's lots you can do.

    Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get to another tty (shell). Log in and check
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log for any errors.

    Try doing 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' (no quotes) and make sure
    you've selected the correct driver for your video card, etc.

    --
    As we enjoy great advantages from inventions of others, we should be
    glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours;
    and this we should do freely and generously.
    --Benjamin Franklin

  5. Re: Hardy hangs on log in


    "Mike Yetto" wrote in message
    news:slrn20080418195214.740.twooffive@may.motzarel la.org...
    > Bada bing TS Mathews bada bang:
    >> Having installed Hardy on my HP laptop with success I decided to continue
    >> my
    >> testing by installing it on my HP desktop and ran into the strangest
    >> thing
    >> yet--at least for me.
    >>
    >> The installation goes just as one would expect, I'm prompted to remove
    >> the
    >> dvd and restart the system and everything works with the log in screen
    >> appearing. I log in with my name and password and the Ubuntu startup
    >> sound
    >> is heard followed by the quick screen blanking as I expect the desktop to
    >> appear but after a split second, the log in screen returns just as though
    >> I've restarted the computer...I will add that we're talking only 1.5 to 2
    >> seconds so it's not the computer shutting down and restarting...as I
    >> said,
    >> when I hit return after entering the password, it's just like Ubuntu is
    >> going to open my desktop but after the brief flash, I'm back to the log
    >> in
    >> again.
    >>
    >> As there's nothing else I can do, I can't make a copy of an error message
    >> or
    >> anything else...all I can do is describe what's happening.
    >>
    >> Have any of you come across anything like this and have any suggestions
    >> on
    >> how I might get past it?
    >>
    >> As a test, I inserted the Kubuntu dvd and it installed just fine...well,
    >> grub wouldn't install but when I got prompted to try lilo, it installed
    >> and
    >> things appear to work just fine so I know the system will work with a
    >> version of Linux but, since I'm using the Gnome version on the laptop,
    >> I'd
    >> like to use the same thing on the desktop.
    >>
    >> Any ideas, anyone?
    >>

    >
    > Install ubuntu-desktop and either uninstall or ignore
    > kubuntu-desktop.
    >


    Great, thanks...it didn't occur to me that I could install the other desktop
    on top of--or in addition to--Kubuntu.


  6. Re: Hardy hangs on log in


    "David 01" wrote in message
    news:a755a$4809682f$62130071$32326@ALLTEL.NET...
    > On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 23:40:36 +0000, TS Mathews wrote:
    >
    >> Having installed Hardy on my HP laptop with success I decided to
    >> continue my testing by installing it on my HP desktop and ran into the
    >> strangest thing yet--at least for me.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Beta or release candidate?


    It's the beta...I thought the release wasn't out until later in the month.


  7. Re: Hardy hangs on log in

    On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 14:20:35 +0000, TS Mathews wrote:

    > "David 01" wrote in message
    > news:a755a$4809682f$62130071$32326@ALLTEL.NET...
    >> On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 23:40:36 +0000, TS Mathews wrote:
    >>
    >>> Having installed Hardy on my HP laptop with success I decided to
    >>> continue my testing by installing it on my HP desktop and ran into the
    >>> strangest thing yet--at least for me.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Beta or release candidate?

    >
    > It's the beta...I thought the release wasn't out until later in the
    > month.


    Release CANDIDATE (last pre-release), not beta.

  8. Re: Hardy hangs on log in

    Bada bing TS Mathews bada bang:
    >
    > "Mike Yetto" wrote in message
    > news:slrn20080418195214.740.twooffive@may.motzarel la.org...
    >> Bada bing TS Mathews bada bang:
    >>> Having installed Hardy on my HP laptop with success I decided to continue
    >>> my
    >>> testing by installing it on my HP desktop and ran into the strangest
    >>> thing
    >>> yet--at least for me.
    >>>
    >>> The installation goes just as one would expect, I'm prompted to remove
    >>> the
    >>> dvd and restart the system and everything works with the log in screen
    >>> appearing. I log in with my name and password and the Ubuntu startup
    >>> sound
    >>> is heard followed by the quick screen blanking as I expect the desktop to
    >>> appear but after a split second, the log in screen returns just as though
    >>> I've restarted the computer...I will add that we're talking only 1.5 to 2
    >>> seconds so it's not the computer shutting down and restarting...as I
    >>> said,
    >>> when I hit return after entering the password, it's just like Ubuntu is
    >>> going to open my desktop but after the brief flash, I'm back to the log
    >>> in
    >>> again.
    >>>
    >>> As there's nothing else I can do, I can't make a copy of an error message
    >>> or
    >>> anything else...all I can do is describe what's happening.
    >>>
    >>> Have any of you come across anything like this and have any suggestions
    >>> on
    >>> how I might get past it?
    >>>
    >>> As a test, I inserted the Kubuntu dvd and it installed just fine...well,
    >>> grub wouldn't install but when I got prompted to try lilo, it installed
    >>> and
    >>> things appear to work just fine so I know the system will work with a
    >>> version of Linux but, since I'm using the Gnome version on the laptop,
    >>> I'd
    >>> like to use the same thing on the desktop.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas, anyone?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Install ubuntu-desktop and either uninstall or ignore
    >> kubuntu-desktop.
    >>

    >
    > Great, thanks...it didn't occur to me that I could install the other desktop
    > on top of--or in addition to--Kubuntu.
    >


    YW. I /try/ to go for the simple solution.

    Mike "it's, well, simpler" Yetto
    --
    Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitas.
    - William of Ockham

  9. Re: Hardy hangs on log in

    On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 08:09:21 +0000, johnny bobby bee wrote:

    > TS Mathews wrote:
    >> As there's nothing else I can do, I can't make a copy of an error
    >> message or anything else...all I can do is describe what's happening.

    >
    > There's lots you can do.
    >
    > Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get to another tty (shell). Log in and check
    > /var/log/Xorg.0.log for any errors.
    >
    > Try doing 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' (no quotes) and make sure
    > you've selected the correct driver for your video card, etc.



    This only hung my system with a blank screen. Since this, I've done some
    experimenting and, as I explained in another post, it turns out the
    problem was in the integrated video. I added an Nvidia video card and
    things now work flawlessly and my Linux experience is into it's seventh
    day.

    thanks to you and all the others who've been so helpful.

    Tim

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