View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 9.10 won't load after Firefox updates

January 13th, 2010, 04:10 AM
Ubuntu Software upgrades indicated that there were some Firefox updates available. While updating, computer screen went blank and froze up. I manually shutdown and after restarting, Ubuntu no longer loads. It goes through some steps but then it goes to a login/password prompt. After putting in a login and password it takes me to, what I think is "Terminal".

I am a newbie, but I love to learn. I'm reading the Pocket Guide right now. I have many questions. What can I do at the "Terminal" prompt? An even better question is: When I have a problem after an install or update, can I do a "recovery" to before the install/update? If I continue to have problems, is there a way to recover the OS without losing saved data?

I'm hoping that I will learn a lot from the Pocket guide. I think that Ubuntu is going to be the OS of the future.

Thanks in advance for all help.

P.S. Why does "Ubuntu" still come up as a misspelled word in this text box?

January 15th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Same problem, same questions. Waiting for some comments. Bill

January 15th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Yes I have the same problem too

January 15th, 2010, 04:35 PM
I just know why "check for updates..." in my firefox show as disable

January 15th, 2010, 04:37 PM
After you login in your tty1 (probably tty1) enter this command:


that should take you back to your gnome desktop