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April 21, 2011, 08:23:52 PM
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Anybody else notice this?

After following the instructions here: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3356.msg47489#msg47489 and re-booting my computer...

I am asked to enter the username and password via a command line interface and no ubuntu desktop is ever shown.

I have a feeling it has something to do with the fact that we are removing video drivers in the beginning of the tutorial maybe?

Third time I will be re-installing ubuntu now because of it.

I suspect it might have something to do with automatic upgrades as well? Any harm in turning automatic upgrades off completely?
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April 21, 2011, 11:57:44 PM
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More than likely your Xorg configuration file is not being generated correctly causing the Xserver to crash on start-up and then sends you into CLI on next boot ...?

... you can display it's contents from the command line with a

$less /etc/X11/xorg.conf

it gets changed when you do the

$sudo aticonfig --initial --adapter=all

make sure you do this in a newly opened terminal or the environment variables may not be correct .... also if you have only 1 GPU in your set-up do only the

$sudo aticonfig --initial

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April 22, 2011, 07:25:20 PM
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More than likely your Xorg configuration file is not being generated correctly causing the Xserver to crash on start-up and then sends you into CLI on next boot ...?

... you can display it's contents from the command line with a

$less /etc/X11/xorg.conf

it gets changed when you do the

$sudo aticonfig --initial --adapter=all

make sure you do this in a newly opened terminal or the environment variables may not be correct .... also if you have only 1 GPU in your set-up do only the

$sudo aticonfig --initial

Thanks for that MOA.

Not sure if the problem is caused because I re-arranged the cards after updating or because I updated the operating system.

I have a 5870 and a 5970 plugged into the machine in question. Just recently moved PCIe slots for the 5970 though.

Should I maybe add sudo aticonfig --initial --adapter=all to my .bashrc file???

And what is the harm in adding --adapter=all to a command when/if I only have 1 GPU?
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April 22, 2011, 09:01:03 PM
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Ok so I logged into the Command Line version of ubuntu 10.10 and re-entered sudo aticonfig --initial --adapter=all

No errors were shown, and upon re-booting I am met with the exact same all black screen.

It does look as though something is (quickly) trying to start twice and then forcing me into the black console screen.
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