[clug] glitch in upgrading Ubuntu 10.4 to 10.10

Jamie Carl jazz at funkynerd.com
Wed Oct 13 21:46:51 MDT 2010

 If X fails to start it's usually video driver issue.  It's possible
that in /etc/X11/xorg.conf you have explicitly set a video driver which
is either invalid (ie: built against the wrong kernel) or no longer
supports your video card (ATI do this all too often).


1) Change the driver to the VESA framebuffer driver and run in VESA mode
to get up and running. 
2) Try (re)moving the xorg.conf file and letting X figure things out for

For clues, look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and it should be clear what is
going on. 

Hope that helps.


On 14/10/10 14:38, Jim Croft wrote:
> I just asked my Toshiba laptop to upgrade itself from Ubuntu 10.4 to 10.10.
> It went through all the download and install motions but when it came
> to reboot, all it came up with was the command line.  All the user
> directories and files seem to be there but the GUI just does not seem
> to load.
> Is it possible to force it from the command line?
> Any other suggestions?
> This is the first upgrade over the last couple of years that has shown
> any problem...
> jim

Jamie Carl
jazz at funkynerd.com
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