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I don't think this is the usual login for Ubuntu. http://i.imgur.com/15qSc.jpg

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Um, no, that doesn't seem right. What happens if you login as it asks? I am assuming, too, that this comes up every time, right? –  Kelley Jul 6 '12 at 18:43
    
When I login it just shows all the commands of the login sequence I assume, but no actual graphics or anything comes up, and yes this comes up every time. I usually just go in 'recovery mode' then go to Normal Boot and then everything went smoothly. But, now it just does this everytime. –  KalebNoobMaster Jul 6 '12 at 18:46
    
If your computer is connected via ethernet (not wireless), I would try running sudo apt-get update&&sudo apt-get upgrade. What happens if you press ctrl+alt+f7(ctrl+alt+f1 should get you back to that prompt)? –  senshikaze Jul 6 '12 at 18:51

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Try logging in with your username & password then use the following command :

startx
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I would run sudo service lightdm start which should get them to the login. If it doesn't there are some serious problems with the driver (which is what this looks like). –  senshikaze Jul 6 '12 at 18:50
    
Didn't do anything... –  KalebNoobMaster Jul 6 '12 at 20:12
    
I don't think there is anything wrong with the driver, i've logged on before. –  KalebNoobMaster Jul 6 '12 at 20:14

Have you tried switching over to tty7? Desktop environments (like Unity) usually start there. Try Ctrl+Alt+7 and see what happens.

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Nothing happens at all.. –  KalebNoobMaster Jul 6 '12 at 20:11
    
What hardware setup do you have? If you have switchable graphics, this can be solved with some BIOS work. Please give some basic specs. –  Cormac O'Brien Jul 6 '12 at 20:50
    
I have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE with integrate graphics and OpenGL 2.1. It's fairly old, 2003 I think. Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM) Motherboard. 512 MB RAM. –  KalebNoobMaster Jul 6 '12 at 23:21
    
Unity and NVIDIA have a history of disliking each other. Try booting using your integrated graphics card and see if it gives you the desktop. –  Cormac O'Brien Jul 7 '12 at 20:36

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