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RE: [ruby-81] Kubuntu gui failure...

From: Jon S.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 8:53 AM

Thanks, Mark... I’ll take a look...jon

 

Jon Seidel, CMC®

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Mark Wieder
Sent: Tuesday, April 02,[masked]:56 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [ruby-81] Kubuntu gui failure...

 

Well, assuming that you get your system working again, it's not too late. Psychocats has a good writeup on adding a home partition after the fact.

I won't say it's fun (I think it is, but I'm weird that way), but it's painless if you have enough free space on your disk.

 

 

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Jon Seidel <[address removed]> wrote:

Sadly, no... I set this up a long time ago when I was just learning about running Linux... it’s all on the same partition ;-/

 

However, many of the problems I ran into with a previous dist-upgrade are that system stuff gets fouled up: samba stopped working, apache was totally hosed, etc... not a pretty sight for someone like me who’s not an expert at this kind of stuff.

 

...jon

 

Jon Seidel, CMC®

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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Mark Wieder
Sent: Tuesday, April 02,[masked]:43 AM
To: [address removed]


Subject: Re: [ruby-81] Kubuntu gui failure...

 

Jon-

 

You *do* have separate root and home partitions, right?

 

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Adrien <[address removed]> wrote:

Yes, good point. Jon could also just pull the hard drive from the system, put it in an external case, install a new hard drive and some Linux distro, then mount the external drive and copy his files to the new system. Or, log into a root shell and do an "apt-get dist-upgrade", which won't touch his personal data so if it fails he can still pull the drive to recover those files.




--- On Tue, 4/2/13, Mark Wieder <[address removed]> wrote:


From: Mark Wieder <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [ruby-81] Kubuntu gui failure...
To: [address removed]
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 11:17 AM

 

But maybe more to the immediate point:

 

A: can you run startx?

 

B: try running sudo vi /var/log/Xorg.0.log

 

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 11:01 AM, Mark Wieder <[address removed]> wrote:

Agreed. I switched to Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon recently and haven't looked back.

BTW - the latest Ubuntu release is 12.10.

 

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Adrien <[address removed]> wrote:

Forgot to mention Linux Mint also has a KDE release:  http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2271




--- On Mon, 4/1/13, Jon Seidel <[address removed]> wrote:


From: Jon Seidel <[address removed]>
Subject: [ruby-81] Kubuntu gui failure...
To: [address removed]
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013, 9:36 PM

I have a Kubuntu 10.04 system that I use for software development. I've had it for quite a while and things have been working well - no unexplained glitches. I've got it setup so that it automatically boots into the KDE gui.

A few days ago, it stopped initializing the gui and just drops me into a character mode screen. I can login there, but no graphical interface. I've got the nvidia drivers installed and have two monitors configured which has also been working fine.

dmesg has nothing that seems relevant. I've tested the graphics card and it seems to be just fine, as is my other hardware. I may have done a security update recently, but don't know which ones as I rarely reboot this machine.

What should I be looking for or trying out to resolve this issue?

Thanks much...jon

Jon Seidel, CMC®

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