Black screen after 4.5 update

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at
Sun Aug 15 04:23:35 UTC 2010

2010/8/15 Georgi Kourtev <gkourtev at>

> Hi all,
> After being back from vacation, I decided to go for the 4.5 update.
> Meanwhile I got KPackage message for other bugfixes and updates. Without
> thinking, I added the 4.5 repository and started the update. What happened
> is that KPackage removed some tens of packages (I don't know which), and did
> not installed some 100+ others.
> After restarting (as the new Linux kernel was installed), I have a black
> screen with mouse pointer in the middle; no further actions.
> I started recovery mode and dpkg showed some broken packages that were
> repaired. However, still a black screen.
> My suggestion is that due to KPackage earlier removal of some packages, I
> have a bunch not installed. Is that correct and if so what can I do?
> Any ideas/help is appreciated as this happened on my main production
> machine which is now useless. Thanks.
> gk

After some sleepless hours I found a solution:

1. Logged in. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 (went to terminal)
2. sudo apt-get update
3. sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
4. Restart

More or less the same as described in this bug:
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