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Alrighty, I have perused the threads already in existence and am finding none of them seem to have the exact combination of variables I've got going.

I'm working on a computer using Ubuntu 12.04. Currently, it boots straight into tty1

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS [computer name] tty1

[computer name] login:
Password:

Login leads to:

Last login: Wed Mar 19 13:47:11MDT 2014 on tty1

Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-32generic-pae i686

The owner of the computer stated that this issue happened after a recent update, if that gives anyone a hint as to the specific location of the graphics failure.

I'm capable of booting into the GUI utilizing startx, but am frankly at a loss of where to go from here. Years of Windows has molded me into a GUI heavy kinda person, so, if possible, work off the assumption that I've no idea what you're talking about and break it down to the simplest of steps.

Thanks!

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or try to use this command:

startx
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startx opens the default desktop environment, but that's only a temporary solution. Whenever I next boot, I'm right back at tty1. –  CSagitta Mar 25 at 1:59

I have had the same problem, and you can install the ubuntu again by typing.

 Sudo apt-get update
 Sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
 Sudo shutdown -r now

And it should work.

EDIT: line 2 should install ubuntu-desktop (with a dash), not ubuntu desktop.

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Sadly, reinstalling Ubuntu hasn't remedied the issue. Also wiped and reinstalled my lightdm and didn't get anywhere with that. (Nor did an install of gdm help, sadly.) I can manually start lightdm from the terminal, thus opening the GUI, so that appears to be working at least. Truth be told, I can't wrap my mind around this--any clue where my problem is? –  CSagitta Mar 25 at 1:41

I did this:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
startx

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