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I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my old Toshiba A100 (where I've been running Windows XP with no problems for ages). The installation went fine, I can log in with my user account, but after that the screen has only the wallpaper (and the mouse is enabled). Any hints on how to troubleshoot it ?

These are the Xorg and the messages log files.

When booted in safe graphics mode it worked just fine. Is there a way to set that configuration as the default so I don't have to go through those menus every time I boot ?

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Humm... it can be several things.

You can try Ctrl-Alt-F2, login and try a dmesg command to see if there are any errors/problems at the end.

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Hi, thanks for your reply. I didn't find anything suspicious in the log files. Anyway I updated the post with links to two of them. – xain Jan 12 '11 at 11:40

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