No working GUI

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Tue Jun 22 16:26:16 BST 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
> I have installed the 10.10 alpha 1 this morning. Upon install it
> booted fine, but after updating the system I cannot get a GUI. When I
> boot the Kubuntu logo appears for about 10 seconds, then the screen
> goes blank. The desktop never appears (the system is configured to
> boot to the desktop without asking for a password, i.e. no KDM
> screen). The whole filesystem (including /home) is on a single
> partition and the home directory is not encrypted. In this state I can
> pull up a virtual terminal and it works fine, but when I run startx I
> get the message that X is already running.

Alpha 1 had no desktop for me as well, just very very high load (like
7.something), but the panel plasmoid was there.  It was unusable with
that load though. Installing updates made the plasma desktop start
working again.  Have you updated since Alpha 1? I gave my VM another
512MiB (to make 1024MiB RAM) and then the load issues subsided.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo

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