I cannot enter to the normal Login interface. If I do it will enter into tty1 mode. I just can enter using recovery mode. How can I solve this problem?

This happened 3 month before and after I just updating the Ubuntu. It was just a normal update.

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat 10.10 and I think the problem is related to the plymouth manager.

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    We need more information. What Ubuntu version and have you updated something? Mar 28, 2011 at 8:13
  • Did you try the recovery mode (usually available from the Grub boot manager menu) and reconfigure your xorg.conf ?
    – Delete
    Mar 31, 2011 at 8:07
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    Try pressing shift during boot and get to grub menu. edit it with e command and replace quiet splash with text and press ctrl+x. If your system boots you will be prompted for username and password. Then try sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start and see if you could get into login window or may be startx on your tty1 mode may also help. Mar 31, 2011 at 8:12
  • maybe: sudo service gdm start sudo service gdm restart Aug 26, 2011 at 17:46
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2 Answers 2


Do you have a Nvidia graphiccard? If so, your xorg.conf could have been messed up somehow. A

sudo nvidia-xconfig

could help.

  • i don't have nvidia graphic card.. Apr 2, 2011 at 15:09

First step is to login with a shell and look at /var/log/syslog for errors.

Researching /etc/init.d/gdm restart issues might help.

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