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[ubuntu] Cannot log into terminal after GUI freezes 12.04

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My GUI froze while multiple actions were taken in the web browser. I activate Ctrl + Alt + F2 to open the terminal, in the hopes of restarting it as described here. The terminal opens up, listing the computer name, version of ubuntu, etc. I am prompted for 'ubuntu login'. I enter the username of my Super User account (The only account I have here, after the default guest). I enter in the same password I use to authenticate sudo commands, knowing that it will return no characters (shows a blank screen), and that this is merely a security feature. However, when I press Enter, I get a 'Login i (Hardware)