problems upgrading to kubuntu 20.04 (jammy)

Bob accessys at
Sat Apr 2 02:14:18 UTC 2022

have you tried something like XCFE (think I got the letters in the right 


On Fri, 1 Apr 2022, David Lang wrote:

> with the April 1 updates I am able to install kubuntu-desktop
> now I just need to figure out how to track down why any desktop that I try to 
> run on X refuses to see the keyboard or mouse (it may be completely locked 
> up, can't tell), running desktops on wayland is working.
> David Lang
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2022, David Lang wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 04:25:16 -0700 (PDT)
>> From: David Lang <david at>
>> Reply-To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at>
>> To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at>
>> Subject: Re: problems upgrading to kubuntu 20.04 (jammy)
>> what is the ETA for this?
>> Is there a repo I can point to for the jemmy proposed packages (I would 
>> rather point at a repo than download all the packages and make a local one 
>> for a temp problem like this)
>> I was able to install a different desktop, so I have a working system 
>> again, but would much rather get back to what I'm used to, especially if it 
>> manages to retain the configs.
>> David Lang
>> On Wed, 30 Mar 2022, Rik Mills wrote:
>>> This is a temporary problem, due to the fact that the ubuntu2 jammy 
>>> versions required for the upgrade got stuck in the jammy proposed pocket 
>>> because the Ubuntu test infra became seriously backlogged, and then the 
>>> beta freeze came into place.
>>> This should resolve shortly after the beta is released and the freeze 
>>> block removed.
>>> On 30/03/2022 02:36, David Lang wrote:
>>>> As I frequently do about this time before a release, I attempted to 
>>>> upgrade my system to the latest release (do-release-upgrad -d) but this 
>>>> time I ran into some grief, some of which I've worked though, but kde/X 
>>>> is still not happy.
>>>> I kicked off the upgrade, confirmed that I wanted it to download all the 
>>>> packages, and it started the download. Some (significant) time later I 
>>>> came back to the machine and the screen was blan (in power saving mode, 
>>>> normally disabled on this desktop). I rebooted the machine and got an 
>>>> error that something went wrong, press the button to logout and contact 
>>>> the administrator (me). I rebooted again (as the system was unresponsive, 
>>>> including alt fn and contrl-alt fn, control-al-del and 
>>>> control-alt-backspace. I then did alt f2 and logged in at the command 
>>>> line and went though manual apt commands to get the packages installed 
>>>> (including --fix-broken). I got htings to where it is no longer 
>>>> complaining about any broken packages.
>>>> But when I boot, I only get the command line login, if I login and run 
>>>> startx I get the error that something has gone wrong and the system is 
>>>> unresponsive.
>>>> I have attempted to do apt install kubuntu-desktop, but get the 
>>>> following:
>>>> Reading package lists...
>>>> Building dependency tree...
>>>> Reading state information...
>>>> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
>>>> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
>>>> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
>>>> or been moved out of Incoming.
>>>> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>>>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>>>>   plasma-workspace : Depends: libkworkspace5-5 (= 4:5.24.3-0ubuntu1) but 
>>>> 4:5.24.3-0ubuntu2~ubuntu21.10~ppa1 is to be installed
>>>>                      Depends: libtaskmanager6 (= 4:5.24.3-0ubuntu1) but 
>>>> 4:5.24.3-0ubuntu2~ubuntu21.10~ppa1 is to be installed
>>>>                      Recommends: appmenu-gtk3-module but it is not going 
>>>> to be installed
>>>> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
>>>> I don't really want to tell apt to ignore dependencies, but that would be 
>>>> my next step. But I figured I'd ask for help first.
>>>> David Lang
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