[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 upgrade failure

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat May 26 15:43:09 UTC 2012

On 25/05/12 11:22, Paul Tansom wrote:
> I don't have full info on this failure yet as I've not been to the machine, but
> in preparation has anyone had a similar issue to this?
> The only info I have at the moment is:
> "Now when I switch on the computer it is not possible to use. The icons on the
> lefthand side are "ghosting" with no words of pictures and there is no
> mouse/pointer. Absolutely no control by keyboard either. After a short period
> it decides to give a countdown and then switches itself off."
> This is a clean install of 11.10 a couple of months ago that has been kept up
> to date and then upgraded to 12.04 when suggested by the GUI prompt. All seemed
> to go well until the reboot as far as I know.

Certainly try live sessions as a test.
If it is an older PC, keep in mind  use of nomodeset (available from 
the live CD boot choices)

Good luck
alan cocks

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