despite going to the command line by Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and entering my username and password, i am unable to solve the problem.please help how to get out this mess?.
I have a strange problem and after googling around I haven't found a solution...
When I boot to the desktop manager (kdm in my case) I am able to use tty consoles by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fn. If I next log into XFCE I am still able to use them and everything is fine.
But if I log into Gnome the consoles are not available anymore.
I am new to Linux and trying out different distros. However, my laptop has ATI GPU (Asus N56D) due to which many distros didn't boot successfully. After having google'd I found that I need to set "NOMODSET" kernel parameter.
I could edit the grub command line (by pressing 'e' at the grub) but unable to boot after pressing Ctrl+X or F10.