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fill_in_dev failed ubuntu 13.10

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a USB key but when I boot I see the error "fill_in_dev failed" flash up on a black screen after the initial Ubuntu splash screen appears. The computer will not boot ...
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Stuck at boot screen 12.04

I tried to install a lightdm greeter theme but after dissapointing results I chose to try gdm instead, which prety much reconfigured my desktop theme, so I chose to remove them both. Since the last ...
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After changes plymouth theme ubuntu dont boot

After I changed plymouth theme i cant boot up my pc. plymout show but after few second screen go off. I tried pres CTRL + ALT + 1 and CTRL + ALT + 7 but after that screen turn on but i can see only ...
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How to revert back to GUI as the default interface from CLI in Ubuntu desktop?

I was able to set up a text-only UI (CLI) by editing the file /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu 12.04 as per the instructions in: How do I disable X (GUI) at boot so that the system boots in CLI mode? using ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04.3 boot to black screen full of errors in white text, after upgrading on dell inspiron 1501

I am running a Dell Inspiron 1501 I use Linux only. No Microsoft or Apple operating systems (or really anything closed-source). I've only been using Linux for a little over a year but I'm starting to ...
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Not able to login through GUI in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm unable to login through GUI. On typing the correct password, I get a black screen and back to login screen. However, when tried with tty1 I was logged in. Then I tried reinstalling lightdm and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity: Black screen with cursor only, when external display is connected before booting laptop

Whenever I connect an external display to the DSub port of my laptop before booting into Ubuntu, something goes wrong in Unity to cause the exact same problem as described here: After logging in, ...
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Black screen after Ubuntu loads (LightDM)

So, I have this problem, LightDM doesn't appear, after Ubuntu 12.04 loads, it shows a black screen with a white bar on the command line. I know the problem is LightDM, because last time I used Ubuntu ...
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After update 13.04 boots to TTY1 instead of default LightDM

After an update to 13.04 sometime last week, my system now boots to TTY1 instead of to the default display manager LightDM. LightDM is in fact set as my default boot display manager and the ...
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hide user from login GUI [duplicate]

If I add a user to hidden-users then they won't show from the GUI user login page? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ cat /etc/lightdm/users.conf # # User accounts configuration # # NOTE: If you have ...
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Mouse and keyboard freezes in lightdm [closed]

After last system update (week ago) I noticed that my mouse and keyboard freezes after boot-up, in the lightdm login screen for 1-2 minutes, so I can't move pointer or type my password. Although, my ...
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Help fixing graphics card driver?

So I managed to fairly severely mess up my graphics card driver. I was trying to install OpenCL using instructions from here: ...
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System crash after update - cannot load lightdm

I've been running 12.10 for ~(two weeks) now and have had my fair share of trouble with it. Of course, this has thought me a great deal of lessons of using ubuntu, the command line and Linux in ...
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LightDM not loading in 12.04 in VirtualBox

The boot process just stops here (below). I've tried stopping/starting lightdm but it doesn't even stop nor can I pkill it. I've already ensured that my bios has visualization enabled and have most ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 lightdm Issues - PowerPC

I have a PowerPC G4 with two drives (one running Mac OSX server) that I would like to install Ubuntu on, however I am attempting to boot from a livecd first, to check that everything works correctly. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 takes long time to show desktop

I am creating an application by customizing Ubuntu 12.04. And i'm using remastersys to create its backup to be distributed, the customizations are, My Application (Java) installed Postgresql ubuntu ...
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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Boot computer to text mode using kernel parameters

Referring to this question: How to remove the graphical user interface? The answer of modifying /etc/default/grub to have GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" would be great, but unfortunately I don't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Logins to tty1 instead of regular login screen, can't start lightdm.

I just tried installing my nVidia graphics card, and when I try to start lightdm it just sits there at: saned disabled; edit /ect/default/saned So, I tried to reboot but it keeps going into tty1 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots up into terminal (Lightdm & Ati Video card)

I just returned from a two-week vacation and started up my laptop, everything went fine and it installed a lot of updates (including a kernel update. sorry for few details, I didn't really pay ...
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loading splash screen takes priority over terminal or windows manager while running elsa

I recently installed e17 and was trying to set up defaults to use elsa and ecomorph over the standard compiz as it constantly crashes since updating to 12.04. If elsa is installed the loading screen ...
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After Nvidia driver install, LightDM won't start automatically

I did a clean install and after installing updates and drivers (Nvidia VGA) for a 460GTX, I'm shown a black screen with various Stopping/Starting messages. The last of these messages is different ...
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How do I stop or start the desktop from loading on bootup? [duplicate]

I occasionally want to use my Ubuntu machine as a desktop but mostly as a headless file server. Before I upgraded to Oneiric, I used rcconf services to disable or enable the desktop. In Oneiric I ...
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Lightdm not starting on boot

I installed gdm for a while as my display manager, and after removing it, lightdm does not start by itself. I instead have to login to a tty, and run sudo start lightdm. Running dpkg-reconfigure ...
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upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 … not booting up … want to copy some date from home folder?

i have dell inspiron m101z which i was running with ubuntu 11.04 . Tomorrow i upgraded it to ubuntu 11.10 , unfortunately its not booting up lightdm display manager is not loading and boot halts ...