Updating to 15.04

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Sat Apr 4 23:36:56 UTC 2015

On 04/04/2015 07:26 PM, Richard Barmann wrote:
> 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

When you boot up, do you get the grub screen to start with.... where you 
can hit enter to continue the boot  or it will say "booting in 10 
seconds" ???

Need this to detemine if you can edit the boot line with some added parms.

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    "Anything is edible if it is chopped finely enough."

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