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I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer and somewhere between running the updates and installing Unsettings, Cairo, and Ubuntu tweak; the system asks to restart.

After that there is no visual interface, just terminal. It asks me for my login information but without visual interface.

I have reinstalled a couple of times because I was getting a error after running the updates. Last time I got past the error by updating with terminal. It asked me to restart after running cairo and then I have no visual interface again.

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Log into the terminal with your username and password and when you get to the bash prompt enter:

startx

Post any errors that pop up.

 install fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates

then reconfigure the driver

dpkg-reconfigure fglrx-updates
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Hi, thank you very much, here are the errors that I see: –  Diego M Feb 2 '13 at 1:21
    
Loading estension GLX FATAL: Module fglrx_updates not found. (WW) fglrx: No matchin Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@1:0:1) found FATAL: Module fglrx_updates not found. Fatal server error: no screens found (EE) Please consult the X.Org Foundation support at wiki.x.org for help. (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for aditional information. (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file. xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused xinit: server error –  Diego M Feb 2 '13 at 1:34
    
I reinstalled again. Has the problem something to do with installing the video driver? if so, how can I do that? I tried to do it with sudo apt-get install jockey-kde and the running jockey, but it told me that my video driver could not be installed or updated –  Diego M Feb 2 '13 at 2:07
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