10.04 rc update problems
kjetil1001 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 03:33:59 UTC 2010
On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 22:36, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On 04/27/2010 06:20 PM, Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
> > Update: I tried the latest ideas, by remouving nouveau. no effect, the
> > same symptoms as before:
> > the boot seems to go well, the violet screen appears, and I am asked to
> > in and give password. The mouse and everything functions. But then, the
> > desktop do not appear, and I am left with something which effectively is
> > text shell . the screen continues violet, except for the shell.
> Kjetil, for the
> under update: "could not resolve mirror.gnucv.cl"
> change the /etc/apt/sources.list when you get dumped back into the
> terminal from gdm (gnome displya manager - login screen) to
> and try again. You can do this from the terminal, although it's a bit
> $ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
> $ sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get update
> $ sudo apt-get install -f
> $ sudo dpkg --configure -a
> $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
> $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
> $ sudo reboot
> I did this (took an awfull lot of time!), and it worked. Functions
I only detected one problem with this new Ubuntu so far:
emacs is awful!
will make a separate letter about that.
> As for the symptom you are showing:
> - can get gdm screen,
> - can select username,
> - can enter password,
> - get dumped to a console screen.
> When you get dumped to the console screen, are you already logged in, or
> are you prompted for a username/password?
> This still sounds like a graphics driver problem. Can you please:
> 1. Advise as to what type of graphics card you are using? Again, in the
> $ sudo lshw > lshwkjetil.txt
> $ cat lshwkjetil.txt | more
> You're looking for the *-display section. Example:
> description: VGA compatible controller
> product: NV25GL [Quadro4 900 XGL]
> vendor: nVidia Corporation
> 2. Check your error/log files for anything obvious:
> $ cat ~/.xsession-errors | more
> [Note: you may see alot of errors there; the trick is to try to sort out
> what might be applicable to your problem]
> $ dmesg | more
> [Note: using the spacebar w/'more' command will page up. I'm
> recommending these assuming that you have no desktop at all, so if you
> can get to a desktop and then view/modify using gedit etc., forgive me]
> Easier for the last might be:
> $ dmesg | tail
> but you'd need to use that one immediately after getting dumped to the
> Sorry, that's all I can think of now. Hopefully someone else from the
> list will jump in with additional suggestions.
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