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I installed Ubuntu from wubi in the ISO and chose the option run alongside windows. I installed it on a separate hard-disk. After I login just a blank screen shows up (shows a wallpaper and moving cursor though). I don't know what to do. Please help me soon.

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, qbi, stephenmyall, Seth, Eric Carvalho Mar 1 '13 at 0:09

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Is it Ubuntu 11.10? Are you getting a Login screen? – subeh.sharma Feb 15 '12 at 11:07
press Alt+Ctrl+F1 doest it go to text mode then? – Misery Feb 15 '12 at 11:13
@Rajesh, please edit your question, and tell us what version of Ubuntu and what version of Windows are you using. Some hardware info will be nice too. – H_7 Feb 15 '12 at 11:16
Yes it is Ubuntu 11.10...I am getting login screen fine – Rajesh Feb 15 '12 at 11:19
I use Windows 7...Pretty Old Computer: Pentium Dual Core - 2.8Ghz...1Gb DDR2 RAM...ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Series Chipset. – Rajesh Feb 15 '12 at 11:20

I guess you can log in. Ok, let's try it:

  1. try to bring up a terminal to you with Ctrl+Alt+T or with @Misery suggestion in comments.
  2. type in terminal

    unity --reset

  3. Get in X with Ctrl+Alt+7 (?)

  4. If (3) fails, type this on terminal

    sudo reboot 0

    enter password and hit Enter.

I am really not sure if this gonna works because I am a Ubuntu noob too. But good luck! =D

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Sometimes I get the icons and everything but the keyboard and mouse stop working...I tried reconnecting them but failed. What should I do now? I am gonna uninstall and reinstall again by completely disconnecting the windows HDD and use the other one. This works fine on my netbook but is diff. to use because of the small screen. – Rajesh Feb 15 '12 at 16:38

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