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I installed Ubuntu over a year ago on my Dell PC. I have just decided to try to run FreeBasic on the Ubuntu system. On powering-up my PC I have used the 'select Ubuntu' option but even after an hour has elapsed, all I get on the screen is your purple'ish-coloured background (same as background on this page), and it periodically displays a log-on/sign-in box for about 2 seconds. I have no idea what to do next. (Am using Internet Explorer & WindowsXP, unaware of version no. for Ubuntu)

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Is the login screen you see text-based or graphical? –  Eliah Kagan Feb 6 '13 at 17:55

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