[xubuntu-users] 14.04 stopped working

flocculant at gmx.co.uk flocculant at gmx.co.uk
Thu Nov 12 17:56:59 UTC 2015

On 12/11/15 16:45, John R. Sowden wrote:
> Major Problem:
> A couple of days ago, I attempted to install an upgrade of Libre 
> Office using the command line.  As I have actually held off upgrading, 
> occasionally,  in the past few years due to no instructions on how to 
> upgrade under Linux, I was quite pleased to see concise instructions.
> What I did not know was: (1) I did not have enough disk space to do 
> the install, and (2) the install program does not check for adequate 
> disk space before commencing the installation process. It stopped 
> somewhere in the process saying that files cannot be created.
> Now, when I boot this computer, I get the sign on, then I get the gui 
> screen with moving mouse pointer, but no icons, nothing in the top 
> bar, etc.  I can ctrl-alt F1
> and I can move to various locations in the text mode, but my business 
> information is in the gui world.
> Help?
> John
Try going to ctrl+alt+f1


sudo apt-get autoclean

See if you've sufficient space. If not

sudo apt-get clean

Those will clean old packages from the apt cache or clean all packages 
from the cache.

I've seen the gui with nothing there with a completely full /

More information about the xubuntu-users mailing list