I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a desktop I built myself, and I've been having an issue for a few weeks now.
I installed an update for my system a while ago, and when I restarted, it would log me in, and then nothing would happen. It still shows that I connect to my wireless network, which shows me that the system itself is still working, but the only thing on my screen is my mouse cursor, which is still responsive. I can also press ctrl+alt+T for terminal and log out using ctrl+alt+del.
I've tried searching online for a fix, because I have an inkling that it has something to do with the desktop environment thing, but obviously I don't know the proper terminology, and that's made it pretty hard to find a solution! If someone could point me in the right direction, and hopefully tell me what the "environment" is called, it would be much appreciated!
I've tried the suggestions here , but the first one didn't work for me, and whenever I try to open TTY1/TTY2, my system doesn't work... It just shows a screen with all sorts of different colors, and it looks like it just bricked itself or something.