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I've tried Dream Studio and Elementary and both are stuck in a terminal mode. Why is this? Right now I'm using Fuduntu because I just got so sick of Ubuntu ...
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    Some Ubuntu distros stuck in terminal mode


    I've tried Dream Studio and Elementary and both are stuck in a terminal mode. Why is this? Right now I'm using Fuduntu because I just got so sick of Ubuntu nonsense. And if it matters they're both Canadian. I also have issues with French distros but that's something different..

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    Could you post your machine's specs here? Have you tried latest versions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Could you post your machine's specs here? Have you tried latest versions?
    I'm using a Dell Latitude E6400, and I've always had NVIDIA issues.
    I was using Elementary Luna Beta and Dream Studio 12.04.2

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    Which Nvidia Card do you have? Have you tried to manually create xorg.conf file and use vesa driver?
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    Quadros NVS 160M and no, all I'm able to do is login in (simple enough, even in terminal mode) but that's it.

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    Log in Terminal Mode and create xorg.conf file.
    Code:
    cd /etc/X11
    sudo nano xorg.conf
    Its Capital X in X11. You can use vi instead of nano.
    Add following contents in file, save it and reboot machine.
    Code:
    Section "Device"
           Identifier "Configured Video Device"
           Driver    "vesa"  
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
             Identifier "Configured Monitor"
             HorizSync 31.5 - 70.0
             VertRefresh 50 - 120
     EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Default Screen"
            Monitor "Configured Monitor"
            Device "Configured Video Device"
            DefaultDepth 24
            Subsection "Display"
                 Depth 24
                 Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" 
            EndSubsection
    EndSection
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