Updating to 15.04

Richard Barmann reb68 at att.net
Sat Apr 4 23:26:26 UTC 2015

On 04/04/2015 01:14 PM, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On 04/04/2015 11:01 AM, Richard Barmann wrote:
>> I did the apt-get update and the upgrade. It loaded the 
>> update/upgrade and when I restarted it took a long time to get to the 
>> login screen. Messages about waiting 120 seconds to do different 
>> actions. But when it got to the login screen and the next screen it 
>> went blank again just like before. I am very frustrated with this. Is 
>> there away to go back to 14.10 and start over. I have it on a iso 
>> disk. My problem is I do not know how to partition if I need to in a 
>> install. That is why a upgrade is better for me.
>> Thank you for trying to help,
>> Dick Barmann 
> You never did mention any info about your computer....!    I found an 
> equivalent program to list your hardware (hardinfo) but it uses a gui 
> screen so it would work for you are the moment.
> Try this:   if you can boot, and then get to a terminal screen (where 
> you did the update/upgrade),   issue the following:
> service sddm stop        <---  shuts down the sddm program
> service lightdm start     <---  starts lightdm instead of sddm
> If there is a problem with sddm, that would give you a try with a 
> different window manager.
> But this must be something peculiar to you graphics setup... so please 
> give us that info...  (but maybe you don't know what hardware you have)
> The above did not help. I have a Geforce 6200 Vidio Card.
160 GiB drive /ntfs 58.69  Used 55.69/Linux Swap 3.72 Gib/ Ext4 Home 
65.67 Used 36.21/Ext4 21.06 Used 7.98
74.53 GiB drive Ext4 53.90  Used 36.17/Extended 21.13   Used 21.13/ Ext4 
19.13  used 12.37/Linux Swap 2.00
If you need more info please tell me how to get it. Thank You
Dick Barmann
> -- 
> "... the most important thing in any relationship is not what you get, but what you give." Eleanor Roosevelt

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