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The cursor is still there though.

Startup is fine, it still gets to the login screen, but as soon as I press enter when I enter my password to log in, the screen turns black, and nothing happens.

Note (if it helps): I just installed it, and haven't been able to log in yet, so it's not a problem with software I installed. (It's 12.10) Also, I installed it from a disc, not Wubi.

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marked as duplicate by qbi, Chris Wilson, Stephen Myall, con-f-use, Seth Feb 22 '13 at 16:40

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What kind of video card do you have? It sounds like you need a different video driver. –  Webnet Feb 22 '13 at 13:27
    
ATI Radeon HD 5670. How can I install a different driver? –  Kmlkmljkl Feb 22 '13 at 13:29
    
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I would try using a guide to install a new driver. There's information out there for your specific video card. To get into a command-line only interface during bootup, I believe holding shift will do it.

Here's a few links I found:

Can't install ATI proprietary drivers in 12.10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS9Nmet_sqQ

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

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