Screen goes black when loading login

Asked by Kristian on 2008-11-18

It all started with me trying to change the way my login looked. I have always liked the design from mac, so i decided to install a mac login page (or at least one that looked like it). But, when i restarted my computer, the login refuses to load! I understand that the problem is in the new login page, but if i can't access my account, i can't change that! I have looked for a way to reconfigure ubuntu, but i can't find it on the safe start menu. I have also tried every single thing on the safe start thing, but nothing works! Plz, help me! I have alot of shool work in there that i don't want to lose (it is also due in a week)!

P.S. I am running Ubuntu 8.10

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Michael Lustfield (michaellustfield) said :
#1

Boot into recovery mode
I don't know the exact option, you just want a root shell
Make sure gdm isn't running with
  /etc/init.d/gdm stop
Log into a default session with
  startx
Edit whatever you need to

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Kristian (krajo) said :
#2

Thanks for such a quick reply! Unfortunately, This did not work.

Whatever, I'll just reinstall Ubuntu... :(

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Kristian (krajo) said :
#3

Thanks for such a quick reply! Unfortunately, This did not work.

Whatever, I'll just reinstall Ubuntu... :(

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#4

use instead

sudo killall gdm
startx

you do not need to reinstall ubuntu for that.

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
#5

you have to type that in a terminal. you can get acess to a terminal hitting ctrl+alt+F1