strange behaviour on Hardy upgrade - SOLVED - sort of
lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 07:57:16 UTC 2009
On Saturday 06 June 2009 09:39:40 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> Someone whose computer I administer has the following problem (I have not
> yet seen the computer):
> This chap runs Kubuntu 8.04. He uses Adept to do a weekly update to keep
> his computer secure. On Thursday he went to do his usual update. Adept
> reported that there were no more security updates and offered a full
> upgrade to Jaunty, but no other options. He accepted. Now the system will
> not allow him to use it. It is asking for the password, but when he gives
> it nothing happens. The wrong password results in an error message. The
> correct password has no effect at all. When he enters it, the system just
> goes back to asking for the password.
> 1) There are still updates available for Kubuntu, so what might have caused
> Adept to report that there are none?
> 2) Why does the password not work?
> 3) What can be done about it? Preferably other than reinstall. He has no
> backup. :-(
Thanks for the help.
I now have access to the computer. / is fine: (23% full - or 77% empty).
Password is in fact fine - I can log-on at the console.
The problem is with KDE, and I shall start a new thread on that.
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