Cannot run gui i get only terminal access at boot on Mac Pro

Asked by Richard de Lhorbe on 2011-03-18

I (apparently almost successfully) installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Mac Pro. I updated the first basic install to the .27 version, and installed the nvidia driver i needed, installed the BOINC application and then rebooted once again. However, now when I get to the boot selection menu, and press enter on the .27 line, instead of Ubuntu opening, I get what I would guess is the terminal screen, all black background and text entry only, asking me to login and type my password. Then it waits for a typed command, of the SUDO type. I have no idea how to stop it doing this, or otherwise force it to enter the normal graphical mode. Help !

Thanks in advance
Richard

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Ubuntu xserver-xorg-driver-nv Edit question
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Richard de Lhorbe
Solved:
2011-03-20
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2011-03-20
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Richard de Lhorbe (rd9569) said : #1

I managed to get back into the gui using the graphics recovery screen, but it operated dismally. I got the BOINC workunits done (so I wouldn't lose them), then reinstalled Ubuntu and am back okay. The issue apparently was I have a two monitor setup with different video cards, and downloading the video driver for this card messed up the video for the main card, so Ubuntu went into terminal mode. I will have to investigate how to install a dual card setup further before I try this again.