I just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 18.04 on my new ASUS laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, alongside my Windows 10 partition. I shrunk the factory C: partition by 200gb, deactivated Secure Boot, and then installed Xubuntu alongside the Windows Boot Loader from a USB key.

Everything seems to work normally...I see grub, then boot to ubuntu and I see the Xubuntu screen pop up beautifully, then the login screen. I login successfully, then the screen goes blank (pleasing light blue color). Mouse disappears, top panel disappears, and I am forced to press the power button to get out of it.

Please help!

Edit: If login to Xubuntu in text mode and type startxfce4 I get

/usr/bin/startxfce4: starting X server


waiting for X server to begin accepting connections .. .. ..

It goes on this way forever.....

  • Welcome to AskUbuntu! I'm sorry but your question is unclear (at least to me). Are you running Xubuntu as a virtual machine under Windows 10? Please edit your post to clarify what you mean. thank you for helping us help you ! – Elder Geek Jun 12 '18 at 15:16
  • I installed it alongside windows 10. I edited the question to clarify. Thanks! – Andrew Barr Jun 12 '18 at 15:41

I have this problem on my Desktop (nvidia graphics) and laptop (intel graphics). A workaround that seems to work for me is to change to the first console (Ctrl Alt F1) then back to the GUI (Ctrl Alt F7). On the laptop I have wiggle the mousepad to get it to respond.

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