I wanted to discuss one issue I ran into today and how I fixed it, in case someone runs across the same issue.
I was prompted to do an update after logging in. In the middle of the update I was prompted whether to update various configuration files for fglrx, I accidently pressed ‘no’ for the first option and ‘yes’ for all subsequent options. That ruined my configuration. After starting the computer later, I tried to login with the correct credentials and it would just return to the login page (playing the same sound you would hear once you land on the login page).
- Reinstall your graphics driver
- Return to default setup when you install ubuntu desktop
To reinstall your graphics driver:
You can access terminal as if you are running the server addition by pressing ctrl+alt+f4.
If you ever need to go back (though you shouldn’t for these instructions) you would press ctrl+alt+f7.
My video card is from AMD so that is what I will talk about for this article. First you had to remove everything pertaining to fglrx with the following command:
sudo apt-get purge "fglrx.*"
Then install it again as you would have the first time
sudo apt-get install fglrx
Then what I did (which I’m not sure if its necessary or not) is remove the .XAuthority file found in /home/username using the following command
Then reboot Ubuntu, which I’m pretty sure is the following command