I've just install Lubuntu 13.04 32-bit on an old machine. When I boot, I essentially get no GUI. I have a cursor, and very poor 8-bit colour background, but no windows or buttons etc. I believe this is just a login screen, but I just can't tell.
Switching to tty1 (I think that's what it's called) via
Ctrl + Alt + F1, I can login, and run programs as I would expect. Everything seems to be working except the GUI. It doesn't appear to be running
lightdm, but I think that's to be expected due to the fact I haven't logged in yet.
Unfortunately, I'm struggling get wifi to connect from the command line, so I can't run updates yet, although it was connected during install, so I think some were done then.
Any help in diagnosing and solving the problem would be appreciated. Which logs should I check? What other information would be useful?
... VGA compatible controller: S3 Graphics Ltd. 86c375 [ViRGE/DX] or 86c385 [ViRGE/GX] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: S3 Graphics Ltd. ViRGE/DX Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11 Memory at dc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M] [virtual] Expansion ROM at 18020000 [disabled] [size=64K] Kernel driver in use: s3fb VGA compatible controller: S3 Graphics Ltd. Savage 4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Diamond Multimedia Systems Stealth III S540 Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 10 Memory at e2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K] Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M] [virtual] Expansion ROM at e1000000 [disabled] [size=64K] Capabilities: <access denied>