[ubuntu-uk] problems upgrading Ubuntu

David King linuxman at avoura.com
Wed Aug 15 09:37:36 UTC 2012

I have a new problem now: It no longer boots.

It starts up with the splash screen (for Ubuntu Studio) and then that 
disappears, I get a CLI and various text outputs, and it gets as far as 
starting TIMidity++ but then freezes. I can still reboot and even press 
CTRL-ALT-F1 for a terminal, but the booting will not go any further to 
the login screen or anything.

I can boot into Linux Mint (which I am using now) on the PC so I know 
that the hardware is still functioning.

Any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it?

Otherwise it looks like I will have to do a fresh install. I already 
backed up a list of my installed packages, and my /home is on a separate 

David K

On 07/08/12 18:15, David King wrote:
> I was using Ubuntu Studio 10.10, and as I have the week off, finally 
> decided to take the plunge and upgrade to 12.04.
> I therefore used the Update Manager, went to 11.04, then to 11.10.
> But I cannot get any further. When I try to run the Update Manager, 
> nothing happens. I tried from a terminal and got the following:
> ~$ update-manager
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 26, in <module>
>     from gi.repository import Gtk
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 23, in 
> <module>
>     from ._gi import _API, Repository
> ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/_gi.so: undefined 
> symbol: g_callable_info_skip_return
> Is this a known bug, or is it just something simple that can be fixed 
> easily?
> David K

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