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This is on a samsung series 3 laptop,, A brief rundown

12.10 was working perfectly for me, with gnome desktop manager instead of unity

upgraded to 13.04

the first login after upgrade had no issues.. worked the whole day y'day with that session

Today ( second login after upgrade), ubuntu just hangs, without giving me a login screen..

Using live cd now..

Can someone helpout please ? where do i look to figure out whats wrong ?

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are you sure you are using gdm and not lightdm? do you get any error messages? (check /var/log) –  GM-Script-Writer-62850 May 3 '13 at 5:10
    
I did check in /var/log but could not find anything .. to be more accurate, i am not sure what to look for .. –  Shyam May 3 '13 at 9:34
    
syslog has a couple of entries that say GSM_IS_MANAGER failed .. –  Shyam May 3 '13 at 9:59
    
have you tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm have you tried lightdm?sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm; You can get to a TTY using [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F1] at the login screen –  GM-Script-Writer-62850 May 3 '13 at 12:56
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