I was beginning to think that posting the question to the group had
actually fixed the problem.  It recurred this morning for the first time
since the original post.  Your suggestion, run startx, did bring up the
gui which looked normal except that the app launcher bars at the side
and top of the screen were missing.


On Thu, 2012-10-25 at 21:48 -0400, Ben Scott wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:22 PM, michael miller <k4...@comcast.net> wrote:
> > I get a normal command line login prompt and can log in.  Everything
> > appears completely normal until booting halts at the command line login.
>   OK.  The next time that happens -- you get a text-only login prompt
> -- login normally, and run the command
>       startx
>   That will start the X GUI from a text-only command prompt session.
> If that doesn't work, either, it's likely some problem with the video
> card or driver.  If that works, it's prolly something to do with what
> services/options the system is starting with.
> > The reason I thought that it might be a grub issue is that the grub menu
> > lists as one option entering "c" to boot to a command line.
>   That "c" option refers to going to the GRUB command line, where you
> can manually issue commands to prepare to boot Linux.
> -- Ben

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