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I’ve used Ubuntu for 3 months now so I’m quite new to Linux or UNIX systems. And would love any help anyone can give me on this problem.

I recently upgraded my machine from 11.10 to 12.04. At first my grub was weird (dual boot), now I’m able to get into windows. However, when I select Ubuntu 12.04, it would briefly show the startup screen then it just goes to tty1 and prompting me for username and password. After I enter my username and password I can use the system fine in terminal. How can I get back the desktop? Let Ubuntu work properly?

After I get to tty1, there are three lines of error that keep repeating, they are as followed.

[  799.17958] ieee80211 phy0: wl_ops_bss_info_changed: associated
[  799.23426] ieee80211 phy0: brcmsmac: wl_ops_bss_info_change: disassociated
[  799.36745] ieee80211 phy0:wl_ops_bss_info_changed: arp filtering: enabled false, count 1 (implement)

The numbers in front would keep on changing.

After I typed startx the whole screen goes blank....I'm looking at the log file....I don't know what to look for it's vary long maybe I try to upload this file somewhere so that you can have a look???

My Xorg.0.log file is here pastebin.com/t22Svw4U

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Seems to be a problem with your xserver.

Try this

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

to reconfigure your xserver configuration

According to your Xorg.log it could also be a driver problem with your ATI graphic card. Do you have the newest version installed? There was a post before. Perhaps this helps:

What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers in 12.04 LTS?

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Thanks for the reply I tried it and I rebooted...it's still the same...any other suggestions? –  Mike Chiao Jun 18 '12 at 14:16
    
Try to type startx just to see if your xserver starts. If you get graphical interface then it's a problem with your display manager –  mbs Jun 18 '12 at 14:21
    
Have a look in your xserver log file for any error messages. Log file can be found in /var/log/Xorg.0.log –  mbs Jun 18 '12 at 15:11
    
After I typed startx the whole screen goes blank....I'm looking at the log file....I don't know what to look for it's vary long maybe I try to upload this file somewhere so that you can have a look??? –  Mike Chiao Jun 18 '12 at 15:26
    
put it on pastebin and post the url here –  mbs Jun 18 '12 at 15:37
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