Sorry, I guess that was pretty unclear. When I got the 3.12.0-4-generic kernel in an update yesterday it borked my system and I could not do anything because it got this error:
Originally Posted by kansasnoob
(below is output from re-installing 3.12.0-3-generic but, both of them got the error.)
The screen was blue and the icons were all hosed.
I tried re-installing both the 3 and 4 kernels and realized nothing but a clean install would fix it.
Setting up linux-image-extra-3.12.0-3-generic (3.12.0-3.9) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (hook will be called later)
) points to /boot/initrd.img-3.12.0-3-generic
(/boot/initrd.img-3.12.0-3-generic) -- doing nothing at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-extra-3.12.0-3-generic.postinst line 491.
) points to /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic
(/boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic) -- doing nothing at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-extra-3.12.0-3-generic.postinst line 491.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 3.12.0-3-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 3.12.0-3-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 3.12.0-3-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.12.0-3-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 3.12.0-3-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier 3.12.0-3-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 3.12.0-3-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-3-generic
I opened up this thread and apparently I'm not the only one:
Everything is back running perfectly in Gnome Flashback with effects, Compiz the cube and the whole nine yards.
I noticed that gnome-desktop did get installed by installing gnome this time around. This was after I installed gnome-session-flashback.