testing out next ubuntu distribution

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Fri Feb 5 15:54:19 UTC 2010

On 02/05/2010 11:23 PM, Kjetil Halvorsen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 17:59, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com

> Thanks. I did aptitude full-upgrade, which resulted in a lot of activity.
> Then I did     startx
> which apparently "worked" (no error messages) but did'nt give me
> anything else
> than a shell, apparently (with smaller script!)
> Then I restyarted the pc, and now the kernel 2-6-32-12  did' ny even
> drop me into a shell!
> Restarting again, kernel 2-6-32-12-recovery mode works, I run dpkg,
> which did use some time and did
> something, but I can still not start as before.
> ¿Any other suggestions, apart from startin g from scratch??

I am on Kubuntu (kde), but problem is similar, new usplash uses new 
theme that is apparently not installed. Further to Tom's suggestion, if 
you have a blinking cursor, do a "Alt + F1", or is it 'Alt + F2', F7? 
(never quite remember, please remind me), you will then be sent to a 
login prompt command.  Login in and then type 'startx', or 'sudo gdm 
start' (for me, that's kdm start). You will be be able to boot in with 
old splash theme.

If you know the theme is called 'ethais', (it is usually different for 
gnome and kde), let me know, I'll send you a link where you can download 
the theme, otherwise you'll have to startx each time to boot.
Of course, I think the theme will be later added on, as they had 
forgotten to so. After all this is alpha2, we can expect some errors.

regards - goh lip

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