Ubuntu GUI problem please help

Asked by salman on 2008-07-15

I have Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS Desktop Edition desktop edition it was working great untie I restated it once and now a black command line screen appears
dont know much but all I did is installed some games and I restated the computer
it says BusyBox v1.1.3 and under that it says to enter writing next to word (initramfs)
I tried the folowing command but it didnt work

How can I go back to the GUI?

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2008-07-15
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2008-07-15
Tobias Wolf (towolf) said : #1

There are many possible cause for the Xorg to fail to start (i.e., the GUI).

Can you elaborate what you did before you restarted? Did you install any updates, like drivers, or somesuch?
Did you change anything that might be related? In essence, ask a better, more precise question please.

In the meantime, If you don’t mind using the black command line, log in and read what is written at the end of the Xorg log file. Here is how:

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Look for lines beginning with (EE)

What was the version of Ubuntu you installed? Also, once you reach the command line, try and start the GUI with:-
sudo startx
you will be asked to enter your own password, also you will not see the password as you type it for security reasons.

salman (sal-the-man) said : #3

I dont know much but installed some games and I restated the computer and the commands you gave dont work
all I know is it says BusyBox v1.1.3 and under that it says to enter writing next to word (initramfs)

salman (sal-the-man) said : #4

thanks but nothing worked