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Thread: Upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10, problems, please help!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Angry Upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10, problems, please help!

    Hi. I have Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo M7400 laptop and had Ubuntu 9.04 installed, everything worked fine, i use this laptop for web development.. Used Gnome, and KDE on some occasions..

    Yesterday Ubuntu asked me if i want to upgrade to 9.10 and i did, well bad choice i guess..

    If i boot in default kernel 2.6.31-21-generic i only get up to login screen after which my laptop freezes..

    If i boot 2.6.28-18-generic kernel i can log in to Gnome, but i don't see any mouse pointer, but mouse works because i see icons highlighting as i mouse over them, just no mouse cursor..

    I then started KDE, and i can see mouse cursor there but no wireless network which works in Gnome..

    I don't know where to even start repairing, i'm a linux amateur, so i need your help..

    I have to fix my laptop because i need to continue my work, so this is urgent..

    Please help.. Thanks..

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Wisconsin, USA
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10, problems, please help!

    In general if you need to downgrade, you are looking at a reinstall; upgrades in Ubuntu are one-way trips.

    Because of the amount of churn in the X-window / kernel situation currently, I like to test with live CD's to very all my hardware still works *before* allowing upgrades. A suggestion for next time.

    Does the text-mode login work? E.g. if you press CTRL-ALT-F1 then Enter, do you get a prompt "login:"? If so, you might want to try:
    sudo -i
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade --fix-broken
    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    That might or might not improve things any.

    Another possibility is to try moving to 10.04 "lucid lynx"; that has another 6 months of video development behind it.


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