View Full Version : [ubuntu] Upgrade Problem

February 8th, 2010, 03:52 PM
This weekend I did a distribution upgrade to Karmic, but it didn't go very well. Upon reboot, I see a white ubuntu logo on a black screen. I hear the speakers pop, and the screen flashes several times, sorta like the blank screen is maybe changing video modes.

After a while I see what I think is garbled text but is unreadable, and it looks like I can log on even though I can't read anything.

Now, booting into recovery mode gets me to a readable prompt. There are no upgrades to apply. Typing gdm from here gets me to the desktop just fine.

Also when booting, if I choose an earlier kernel the system boots fine also, except the touchpad doesn't work.

Any ideas?

February 9th, 2010, 09:50 AM