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I have just updated to 13.10. The system boots and loads, and the GUI login screen appears. After logging in, however, I am left with the colorful splash screen and nothing else happens. I can use ctl-alt-F1 to get to a terminal login, but I don't know how to analyze this problem or to converge on a solution. Together with the Ubuntu upgrade, I installed a graphics card...Radeon R7 260X. According to the AMD site, there is a Linux driver for this card, but I don't know how to install it, and I don't even know if that is the problem. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Thank you Antonio for your suggestions. I "cat"ed the log file but found no errors there. In a terminal session I installed jockey-common and then ran jockey-text -l. The results are: – John Jan 10 '14 at 20:42
Oops...sent the comment too fast. The results of the jockey-text -l query are "kmode: fglrx -ATI, Fire GL (Proprietary, Enabled, In use.) kmode: fglrx_updates - Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in Use) – John Jan 10 '14 at 20:46
The GUI login screen appears and I can type my login name and password in the GUI environment. The problem occurs AFTER that...the splash screen remain but all text and icons constituting the desktop never appear. – John Jan 10 '14 at 20:49

You should try logging in a terminal session (Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to it) and read the content of /var/log/Xorg.0.log to get some more clue regarding your problem.

Also, once you get to the terminal session install the package jockey-common and then run jockey-text -l to get a list of the available drivers and the one that's been used.

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