Graphical desktop failed to start

Jared Norris jrnorris at
Fri Apr 18 15:57:29 UTC 2014

On 19 April 2014 01:53, David Fletcher <dave at> wrote:

> I just booted my computer, and the desktop didn't start, it just left me
> with a terminal to log in.
> Logging in as the administrator, I was able to do the update - upgrade,
> then shutdown -r now, and it rebooted, this time giving me the desktop.
> If this had happened on a friend's laptop, that I installed with Linux
> as an upgrade to XP, there'd have been all hell raised. I'd have had to
> do an 80 mile round trip to try to sort the damned thing out.
> I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, but she isn't, thank goodness.
> Dave
So, is there a question in there?


Jared Norris
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