View Full Version : [ubuntu] Updates completely trashed my Jaunty install

May 6th, 2009, 05:28 AM
I usually take the advice to install updates as they come available, but tonight I was running the update-manager while fiddling with Amarok and my system completely froze. I had no choice but to power cycle the machine and then when I went to log back in, the system completely froze again the instant I hit the "enter" button after entering my password. I rebooted again to the same behavior. I have the keyboard and mouse working right up until I hit enter after entering my password. Before that, I can switch to a console window, but I don't know what to do since I have no internet at this point (I have discovered that Ubuntu does not configure wireless connections unless you start X, which blows my mind, but there it is). I want to know what I can do. Honestly I don't know what to do except to reinstall a fresh system! Could the updates have caused it?

May 6th, 2009, 06:53 PM
Bump, nobody else having this problem with Jaunty? Anyone know what I can do to fix it besides reinstall?

May 7th, 2009, 08:02 PM
if anyone else has this problem I found this solution on another website.

sudo update-rc.d -f dbus remove
sudo update-rc.d dbus defaults
sudo update-rc.d -f hal remove
sudo update-rc.d hal defaults