I installed Ubuntu but I can't access it.

Asked by Nadine Habboub on 2011-06-17

I installed Ubuntu to my Dell 15R Inspriron. When I restart it, I can choose between Windows and Ubuntu.

The first choice from there is Ubuntu, the second is Ubuntu recovery mode, and the next two are something about Windows.

The first choice gets me to login to Ubuntu with a username and password, then just gives me a purple screen. It goes nowhere from there. The third and fourth option take me back to choose my OS (Windows or Ubuntu).

I downloaded Ubuntu and I want to use it but I can't because it won't open no matter what!

When I first installed it, I installed it "alongside Windows".

The other option it gave me, which told me to reboot while the CD was in the computer never worked because it would just reboot back to Windows.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Select classic desktop in the Ubuntu login screen. Is it ok there?

Nadine Habboub (nadino1992) said : #3

Yes it is ok there, the Ubuntu classic with no effects works but nothing else does. I was told that that means I have a video card issue. How do I fix that? My video card is ati radeon hd 4250.

Should be fine after you install the proprietary driver. I suggest you get fully updated then use the additional drivers application to install the frglrx driver, should be able to use Unity then as it requires 3D accelleration to run.

Nadine Habboub (nadino1992) said : #5

I'm sorry but that made absolutely no sense to me :(

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