Updating to 15.04

Clay Weber clay at claydoh.com
Sat Apr 4 02:41:41 UTC 2015

On Friday, April 03, 2015 10:26:13 PM Richard Barmann wrote:
> After I log in I get the next screen which has a band across the middle
> and a line that shows it is loading something. Then I get the blank
> screen. I can get to the terminal and Login to it. At that point I tried
> the solutions shown in the Bug at
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sddm/+bug/1431332.
> Is there a place I can get the info about my PC. : Video, Hard Drives.,
> Memory?
> Dick Barmann

Since  you are actually getting a desktop (albeit without plasma running), you 
can try this:

alt-f2 to bring up Krunner, and type in 'plasmashell'
This will restart the desktop part of KDE.

My guess is that Plasma crashed; this is what provides your desktop things, 
such  as wallpaper, widgets, taskbar, etc. If this does brings up your 
desktop, you should try updating your system to see if this fixes this 
permanently. In older versions of Plasma5 and Frameworks5, I had this happen, 
and usually once Plasma was up and running, it would be fine afterward.

Also note that using Krunner, you can still run applications if  you need/want 
to, even without Plamsa running.
Clay Weber

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