[xubuntu-users] Failed upgrade

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Nov 28 20:55:01 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 20:43 +0000, Tim wrote:
> I had xubuntu 10.04lts which I upgraded to 12.04 lts. The server was set 
> to boot to cli and then startx if I needed a gui. Now when I type startx 
> and press return a couple of seconds later a small box appears in the 
> middle of the screen with a large red no entry sign and the words Failed 
> to load session "gnome"  the only option is to click a button that says 
> log out.
> Can anybody please advise
> Tim

Tim, I'm not sure, but I suspect that such an update will cause a
mess-up regarding to a switch from GNOME2 to GNOME3 and from init to
upstart. I'm not aware when there were the transitions and if this can
be handled by a version upgrade, but I suspect this as a possible risk.


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