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Installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a side project, on an old computer that had its operating system erased.

I can log in as guest and everything works fine, but when I log in as me, the screen is blank. I've read answers to this problem such as...

http://www.computerandyou.net/2011/10/how-to-solve-unable-to-login-into-ubuntu-11-10/ and... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1867295

but when I press Ctrl+Alt+T or Ctrl+Alt+F1 in order to open the terminal from the login screen, nothing happens. Ctrl+Alt+T works fine when I am in guest, but not from the login. And, of course, I cannot make any changes from the guest's terminal.

Also WiFi is not appearing, I am assuming that I am missing the drivers as I installed ubuntu without wifi access. I think I may be missing the WiFi drivers and also VGA drivers since the screen isn't working. But, I am a newbie to Linux so any help is much appreciated!

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Did you check the md5sum of the ISO you downloaded? –  Elder Geek Jul 15 '14 at 22:16
install graphics and wifi driver packages: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-all linux-firmware-nonfree –  Dumindu Mahawela Jul 16 '14 at 0:24

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