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So, I just installed Ubuntu, and finally got the dual boot working... But of course, more trouble. Ubuntu boots, then prompts me with the log-in. Upon logging in it puts ...
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    Ubuntu freezes on log-in


    So, I just installed Ubuntu, and finally got the dual boot working...

    But of course, more trouble. Ubuntu boots, then prompts me with the log-in. Upon logging in it puts me at a brown screen with my mouse... and then nothin. I logged into the terminal, which worked, and did sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop... maybe replacing the desktop manager would work... worth a shot, right? Well it does the same thing as before. Also, if I try (at the log-in screen) to pick between a Gome, KDE, etc session... it immediately freezes and I have to reboot. It does this as soon as I click to select one, no matter which one.

    This is really startin to suck guys, any help would be appreciated.

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    What happens when you loggin in the command line and type
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    startx
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    command not found, heh

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    OK, so I've been browsing through the boards... I used apt-get to update my nvidia drivers... no luck. I opened up my XF86config file like another thread suggested... appeared to be a blank document. Startx still gives me an unknown command error. Might I be missing Xwindows somehow? I think I'll go try that...

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    ok, so the command 'sudo apt-get install x-window-system' gives me the following:

    Package x-window-system is not available, but is referred to by another package. This man mean the package is missing, has been obsoletedm or is only available from another source.

    Sooo... yea. Open to ideas and suggestions.

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    Since i am not sure that X is installed on your system, you should look into installing it. Once it is installed run
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    xf86config
    as root to configure X.

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    so, given my above post... how would I go about installing it?

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    I suppose I should mention I'm using the 64bit 5.04... don't know if it makes a difference.

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    Firstly, just in case X only needs to be configured, run
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    xf86config
    as root.

    if that doesn't work, check the apt-get list for the X server with
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    apt-get --list | grep x
    and if it is there tcy and install it.

    Tell me how this goes

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    ok...

    xf86config ... command not found

    apt-get --list | grep x ... invalid operation list

    I read somewhere else that 5.04 (hoary) uses xorg not xfree86. I did 'apt-cache search xfree86' and it pulled up a decently long list of xfree86 and xorg related (looked related) files including xserver-xorg (or something close) and some similiar stuff. I installed all of that stuff. Tried Ubuntu again, same problem. : |

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