bad Utopic update?
adam at medovina.org
Fri Aug 29 18:20:47 UTC 2014
OK - I just ran 'sudo restart lightdm' and the login screen appeared and I
was able to log in! Yes, magic. Thanks for the suggestion!
On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Kai Mast <mail at kai-mast.de> wrote:
> Just an idea: Sometimes "sudo restart lightdm" magically fixes such
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:13 PM, Adam Dingle <adam at medovina.org> wrote:
> I normally run Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic) - it has been quite stable for months
> now. This morning I applied software updates as usual, attempted to reboot
> and saw a blank black screen with a mouse cursor and nothing more. I used
> Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to a console and logged in. As I did so, I saw these
> [544.201533] system-logind: Failed to start unit user at 1000.service:
> Unknown unit: user at 1000.service
> [544.201586] system-logind: Failed to start user service: Unknown
> unit: user at 1000.service
> 'ps -ef' showed that the X server was running. I didn't attempt to debug
> much further - I needed a working machine, so I made a fresh overinstall
> from a daily ISO of 14.10. That worked for a few hours, but then after
> another reboot I was stuck at a blank screen again.
> Has anyone else seen this? I think I'll have to drop back to Trusty until
> this can be fixed. Thanks -
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