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its_jon
September 4th, 2011, 09:39 PM
I just tried the Beta upgrade to 11.10 from 11.04 and it failed.

I have duel boot into ubuntu Studio (which im using now on a different hard drive)

I get a message when trying to boot into the fresh 11.10 upgrade.....

Trying to start Tmidity++ and Elsa Midi emulation..... its locked on that ?

I tried the recovery option in the menu to fix packages... which it seemed to have a go at doing but still wont boot into 11.10
I can get a terminal prompt after I have performed a 'repair broken packages'
Anything I could type in there ??????
For example... how could I get it to try and reinstall itself ? from the terminal prompt ???

thanks [gulp] ... feeling a bit cold sweaty

John
in Scotland.

howefield
September 4th, 2011, 09:40 PM
Thread moved to "Ubuntu +1 (Oneiric Ocelot)"

garvinrick4
September 4th, 2011, 09:51 PM
I just tried the Beta upgrade to 11.10 from 11.04 and it failed.

I have duel boot into ubuntu Studio (which im using now on a different hard drive)

I get a message when trying to boot into the fresh 11.10 upgrade.....

Trying to start Tmidity++ and Elsa Midi emulation..... its locked on that ?

I tried the recovery option in the menu to fix packages... which it seemed to have a go at doing but still wont boot into 11.10
I can get a terminal prompt after I have performed a 'repair broken packages'
Anything I could type in there ??????
For example... how could I get it to try and reinstall itself ? from the terminal prompt ???

thanks [gulp] ... feeling a bit cold sweaty

John
in Scotland. It is still just out of Alpha's and is unstable at best. If you want to
help test oneiric I would do a fresh install from the dailys and go from there, attempting
to fix up an upgrade could be not worth the bother since no one would really no its problems but take intelligent guesses at it.
Just one users opinion who likes to work in the development releases by reporting bug issues.
Index of / (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/)

its_jon
September 4th, 2011, 10:01 PM
Hmm....

The Beta link is on Ubuntu's main page :(

I simply went to the main Ubuntu page which sold me the idea of trying it out :(

However :rolleyes:
Im a Ubuntu fan Ex XP chap who was wise enough to have a duel Linux system ;)
So this is where I am at now.

anything I can do to try and find out what the problem was ? and maybe get the beta working on my machine ?
Screnshots look great... just what I was hoping for... unity with more Gnome 3 like features.

garvinrick4
September 4th, 2011, 10:39 PM
The Beta link is on Ubuntu's main page
That is fine it is the Sept. 1st image of beta1.
You have dist-upgraded as Ubuntu recommended?
If you have already did the fix packages from a terminal?:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo dpkg --configure -a
Are there any errors?

its_jon
September 5th, 2011, 12:08 AM
That is fine it is the Sept. 1st image of beta1.
You have dist-upgraded as Ubuntu recommended?
If you have already did the fix packages from a terminal?:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo dpkg --configure -a
Are there any errors?

I did Alt-F2 ... typed in "update-manager -d" from within 11.04

At the end of the install it said that the install was not successful and that it could be unstable...

Or Reboot... it locks up at Timidity++ Alsa Midi Emulation.

When I run the recovery and at the end of 'fix broken packages' I get a dos like prompt/ Terminal prompt
I can enter my user name and password ... so I presume this is 11.10 without a shell ????

Is this the place you want me to run the above lines of code ?

garvinrick4
September 5th, 2011, 12:12 AM
Yes, if it fails at sudo apt-get update there is no internet connection. Have to try a different
method, if it fails I need your partition (sda#) so we can do it from another install or live cd.

its_jon
September 5th, 2011, 12:17 AM
thanks.... I have printed the instructions... need to log out and boot into the 11.10 recovery again.

its_jon
September 5th, 2011, 01:35 AM
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

so... no errors ?

wont boot though

The drive Ubuntu Studio is on (what im using now) is sdc1

The broken 11.10 is on sda1

its 1.40am over here so im turning in... thanks for the support ... will catch up tomorrow :)

garvinrick4
September 5th, 2011, 01:48 AM
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdmabove choose lightdm instead of gdm

sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restartYou need to startx and from 11.04 we went from gdm to lightdm and lightdm has
been upgraded a few times. Use to have to use lightdm-gtk-greeter package also on upgrade, it has changed to unity-greeter package with lightdm.
I have two fresh installs now and lightdm is at below. (if does not show as a choice in dpkg-reconfigure install as per top 2 packages below lightdm and unity-greeter)


Package: lightdm
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 0.9.3-0ubuntu8
Priority: optional
Section: x11
Maintainer: Robert Ancell <robert.ancell@ubuntu.com>
Uncompressed Size: 393 k
Depends: debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0, upstart-job, libc6 (>= 2.4),
libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.28.0), libpam0g (>= 0.99.7.1), libxcb1, libxdmcp6,
libpam-runtime (>= 0.76-14), libpam-modules, adduser, dbus
PreDepends: dpkg (>= 1.15.7.2)
Recommends: xserver-xorg, unity-greeter | lightdm-greeter
Conflicts: liblightdm-gobject-0-0, liblightdm-qt-0-0
Provides: x-display-manager
Description: Display Manager
LightDM is a X display manager that:
* Has a lightweight codebase
* Is standards compliant (PAM, ConsoleKit, etc)
* Has a well defined interface between the server and user interface
* Cross-desktop (greeters can be written in any toolkit)
Homepage: https://launchpad.net/lightdm


rick@ubunturick:~$ aptitude show unity-greeter
Package: unity-greeter
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 0.0.5-0ubuntu3
Priority: optional
Section: x11
Maintainer: Robert Ancell <robert.ancell@canonical.com>
Uncompressed Size: 172 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1),
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.26.0), libgtk-3-0
(>= 3.0.0), libindicator3-6, liblightdm-gobject-1-0 (>= 0.9.2),
libx11-6
Recommends: lightdm
Provides: lightdm-greeter
Description: Unity Greeter
The greeter for the Unity desktop.
Homepage: https://launchpad.net/unity-greeter
Sometimes on upgrade to a Alpha or Beta you still get leftover packages from previous version:
Believe you have gdm installed also along with lightdm.


Package: gdm
State: not installed
Version: 3.0.4-0ubuntu9
Priority: optional
Section: universe/gnome
Maintainer: Ubuntu Desktop Team <ubuntu-desktop@lists.ubuntu.com>
Uncompressed Size: 2,081 k
Depends: libaccountsservice0 (>= 0.6.8), libc6 (>= 2.4), libcairo2 (>= 1.10.0),
libcanberra-gtk3-0 (>= 0.25), libcanberra0 (>= 0.2), libdbus-1-3 (>=
1.0.2), libdbus-glib-1-2 (>= 0.88), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.8.0),
libgconf2-4 (>= 2.31.1), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0
(>= 2.27.4), libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.0.0), libpam0g (>= 0.99.7.1),
libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libupower-glib1 (>= 0.9.0), libwrap0 (>=
7.6-4~), libx11-6, libxau6, libxdmcp6, libxrandr2 (>= 2:1.2.99.3),
debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0, gconf2 (>= 2.28.1-2), upstart-job,
adduser, libpam-modules (>= 0.72-1), libpam-runtime (>= 0.76-13.1),
accountsservice (>= 0.6.12), gnome-session-bin, kbd | console-tools,
udev (>= 166-0ubuntu4)
Recommends: xserver-xorg, metacity | x-window-manager, gnome-settings-daemon |
xfconf
Suggests: libpam-gnome-keyring, locales, uswsusp, gnome-power-manager,
gnome-mag, gnome-orca, gok
Breaks: usplash
Provides: x-display-manager
Description: GNOME Display Manager
GDM provides the equivalent of a "login:" prompt for X displays: it asks for a
login and starts X sessions.

It provides all the functionality of XDM, including XDMCP support for managing
remote displays, and extends it with the ability to start X servers on demand.

The greeter is written using the GNOME libraries and hence looks like a GNOME
application - even to the extent of supporting themes!

This package contains the next generation GDM, which was developed using the
technologies on which GNOME 3 is based.

its_jon
September 5th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Fixed. :)


thanks so much....

submitted some bugs already :) When it installed I got a message about gdm and lightdm.
I just left it alone assuming whatever the default was would be ok.

done a successful reboot since the fix now.

Thank You

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garvinrick4
September 5th, 2011, 10:15 AM
You are welcome, enjoy your Ubuntu. Can you go to Thread tools in upper right of page and mark as Solved
so others with same may also benefit.