[clug] glitch in upgrading Ubuntu 10.4 to 10.10

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Wed Oct 13 21:58:11 MDT 2010

Jim Croft <jim.croft at gmail.com> writes:

> 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?

Generally, yes, but...

> Any other suggestions?

...reboot into the rescue option at the boot menu and you should have an
option for repairing the graphical display, or using the "safe" mode to boot
to a very, very slow (but working) GUI.

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