Unable to reach the login screen(Ubuntu 10.4)

Bruce Pieterse octoquadza at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 15:53:21 UTC 2011

On Sun 25 Sep 2011 18:53:36 SAST, Goh Lip wrote:
> On 09/26/2011 12:44 AM, Amrit Pal Pathak wrote:
>> What it will do?
>> it will install perl packages?
> No, it is a better command similar to
> sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu desktop
> by putting back what's missing to get the desktop back instead of 
> reinstalling back what's not missing.
> Note the video part may also be responsible for not getting to the 
> desktop and that's why it is necessary to test with 'nomodeset'. But 
> of course that may or may not be the case in yours.
> What are you waiting for?

I'm not sure if this has been fixed but you can also try apt-get check 
to see if there are any broken dependencies or you could also look at 
/var/log/apt/history.log to see what was added or removed.

Bruce Pieterse

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