Blank screen after bootup Lubuntu 14.04

Israel israeldahl at
Wed Nov 19 01:25:45 UTC 2014

On 11/18/2014 10:52 AM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> On 11/18/2014 08:55 AM, Adrian Blake wrote:
>> Using Lubuntu 14.04. After a software update/reboot yesterday could
>> not access my desktop. Can still access the GRUB menu. How can I get
>> my desktop back? I want to back up my files before anything else
>> unexpected happens!
> Adrian:
> If the live-CD will run (or a live-CD of a prior level) will run on
> the machine, you can access the files on your hard-disk, and copy them
> somewhere to save them.  I have several times rescued files from a
> non-bootable system that way. 
> You could use gparted to even re-size a partition and create a
> partition from the freed-space, though re-sizing introduces an element
> of risk. 
> A high-capacity USB drive, or a USB external hard-disk would be a good
> place to copy things to.
> You won't be able to use the CD/DVD drive to copy-to if you're using
> it for the live CD/DVD.  Of course, a live-USB system would make
> writing to CD/DVD an option. 
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Aere
Another option is the recovery mode.
Boot into it, acces your home folder and move your .config to another
location... I usually do something like:

mv ~/.config ~/configbackup
mv ~/.cache ~/cachebackup

You can then recopy your important folders back (like mozilla for your
bookmarks, etc....)


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