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So I boot up and everything is fine until I log in,then I get a black screen and my cursor. People say hit Alt + Ctrl + F1 and then it asks for my login. I type in my regular log in, which is "jay", and my password and it says it's incorrect. I have no idea what to do. I'm having trouble grasping it. I'm pretty sure this problem was caused because I updated the nvidia graphics setting to the most recent, which I've come to find out isn't a good idea.

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1) Are you sure about your password? 2) Have you installed the server version of ubuntu? –  i08in Nov 27 '13 at 7:59
yes im definitely sure about the password, i used it in Terminal and it worked then. 2)I do not know, i got this computer out of a trade so i was not the one who downloaded everything. –  jay Gladman Nov 27 '13 at 8:02
Its not clear here, how did you use the terminal when you got the black screen before you logged in? –  i08in Nov 27 '13 at 8:39
Have you double checked the login name and password? Keep in Mind they are case sensitive. You could also try typing your passwort in the login name - just to check if it gets typed correctly (Sometimes I had issues with keyboard layout). Also double check Shiftlock is not on. –  rechengehirn Nov 27 '13 at 9:06

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