Updating to 15.04

Richard Barmann reb68 at att.net
Sun Apr 5 01:23:10 UTC 2015

On 04/04/2015 07:36 PM, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> 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.
> Yes I get the Grub screen. I have to pick Version 14..10 to read your 
> Emails and then boot up again to get to Version 15.04 to try the 
> fixes. I think I can get a Comand Line in Grub plus several other 
> choices. I really appreciate the time all of you are puting in to help 
> me solve this. I was just used to calling my friend, Robbie, and he 
> would tell me what to do or how to get the Info needed to solve it. 
> After he died I found I did not know that much about Linux because he 
> was always there

Dick Barmann
> -- 
> Mrs. Weiler's Law:
>     "Anything is edible if it is chopped finely enough."

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