Ubuntu 8.10 freeze after login

Asked by davocon

I installed Ubuntu 8.10 as a dual boot with Vista until I get used to it and the install worked OK although the screen was only diaplying 800x600. The graphics card drivers wouldn't activate and I read somewhere that the kernel may need updating so I ran the Update application. This downloaded about 200mb of files and installed them.
On reboot, the system loads as it did before but now after I log in, the Ubuntu background loads and the drums sound but then nothing else happens. The mouse still moves and I am able to CTRL-ALT-DEL which takes me back to the login screen.
I read it may be a problem with compiz, so I removed those as I can log in on the terminal but this has not solved the problem. Any ideas?

AMD Athlon64 3200+ 2.01 GHz
1GB Ram
Nvidia 6600GT graphics card (Leadtek WinFast PX6600 GT)
nVidia nForce 4 based motherboard (Gigabyte KN8F-9)

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Best juancarlospaco (juancarlospaco) said :

You can acces to the "Friendly Recovery Menu" at the boot time, use the " Try to fix X " option,
and follow the steps.

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davocon (davocon) said :

I didn't get a chance to try this as I reinstalled and it seemed to work after spending a good few hours trying to get the nvidia driver to install properly. I now have seemingly odd resolutions to choose from any suggestions? I will prob post in a more appropriate forum now.
Can't get 1280x1024, only 1024x768 and 1152x864. Anhy ideas why this is?

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davocon (davocon) said :

Thanks juancarlospaco, that solved my question.