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I've tried many times to install ubuntu 11.10 in that computer but every time I install ubuntu, after it finishes to install amd reboot, instead of getting to graphical mode I see black screen with commands and i can write there.

Tahnks! (:

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closed as too localized by James Dec 26 '12 at 1:46

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We need more hardware information to help you, what video card ? Can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information. – bodhi.zazen Feb 26 '12 at 20:08
Please add more information: what the screen where you can write says to you? are you logged in? Video card you are using also very important... – H_7 Feb 26 '12 at 22:00

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If you installed the Ubuntu Server version, the computer will boot to the command line login after installing the software. In order to install the graphical interface (x windows), you must first login and issue the following command to install all the graphical packages:

sudo apt-get install xinit 

(you will have to enter your password)

After the packages are installed, you can issue startx or sudo init 5.

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check your GPU graphic card if it enable or are you remove it . if the problem you fined from GPU boot from recovery boot and remove old GPU instillation .

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thanks for responding, but i've only installed Ubuntu, and i couldn't do nothing to the system. – yinon Feb 26 '12 at 19:29
can someone help? please! – yinon Mar 6 '12 at 20:44

If your "black screen with commands" its a command line and its not asking for the login, you can try running this command:


If not, you can try to type your username (as you provided in installation) and hit Enter, then type your password and hit Enter. Probably you can try "startx" now, which will start your graphical interface. Hope this helps if this is a real problem. ;-) And if not, please provide more information on your question (read comments of your question)

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Since the @yinon showed no skill at all at command line, I just made a simple answer where he struggled. But I'll improve it. Thanks. – H_7 Feb 29 '12 at 12:17
thanks, i'll try it – yinon Feb 29 '12 at 14:58
ןit didn't helped, please if any one has any solution!!! i paid attention it happens if the partition is being setted before from windows, so made a blank spack without files system and still i can't install normally. please help!!! and thanks everyone for any help! – yinon Mar 3 '12 at 20:22

Try a mailing list:

On a mailing list there will be more back and forth, where someone asks you a question, gets an answer and then provides a suggestion, and then repeat until fixed. AskUbuntu doesn't really work that way. The problem is that because you're new to Linux the question isn't well defined.

Even better, try the ubuntu channel on freenode IRC, but that works best if you have a working computer, such as a laptop, next to the system you are working on.

In any event, more information is required. What words do you see?

if you see the word login, then try to login, that's essential. Write down everything you see, then come back here and amend your question, please. Also, please provide your background. Are you familiar with DOS? If so, that's useful, if not, say so, so that people here will give you the best advice possible.

Also, please specify a bit more about how you installed. What was the username you selected during the install process? Was, or is, Windows still on the computer?

In the meantime, you may want to try the wubi installer on another computer (download from the ubuntu website), if possible. It's quite painless and you can't really go wrong. However, it will only work if your computer is already working and has Windows XP/Vista/etc installed. If that's not an option, then it's not an option.

Hope that helps.

Basically, without more information the answers provided here won't make sense to you and are just shots in the dark, anyhow. The advice about startx is spot-on, but might not apply in your situation.

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Type startx or sudo init 5 in the terminal, that will do the trick.

After that change your runlevels.

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