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Just installed 13.04 32 bit on a thinkpad r32. I can log in fine, but then the screen goes to a blank (mulitcolored) screen. The mouse pointer works fine, but that is it.

when I move the mouse to the center of the screen, it changes like it is over a text input box (maybe a 'please register' type of thing??) but it is not visible, just the multi colored desktop. No other icons or anything. please help (I am a first time linux user).

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Enter the command line interface using CTRL + ALT + F2 and log in with you username and password. Type the command startx. Now you can navigate to the system settings and install the appropriate graphics drivers.

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Also try adding "acpi_backlight=vendor" to grub configuration. This has fixed issues on hp machines.

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