revert an upgrade?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Apr 26 13:30:36 UTC 2014

On 26 April 2014 14:17, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2014-04-26 at 13:56 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>> You could try reinstalling the kernel as Peter suggested, but I will
>> be surprised if that is the problem.  However I am often surprised....
> Yes...
>> What happens if you boot with the latest kernel but then login as a
>> different user or as Guest?  This will show whether it is the settings
>> for the user that is at fault or something more fundamental.
> The splash screen and greeter are already in the wrong screen
> resolution, so it's not the user as such. Oh, and the wifi network
> doesn't come up; that's different too. So I think it's some kind of
> disconnect between the kernel and the rest of the system (drivers etc),
> as if the install of the new components did not complete.

OK, since you have a list of all the packages that it was trying to
update you could do
sudo apt-get install --reinstall long list of packages to reinstall

You could copy/paste the list into the command with a bit of messing about.


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