View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem after upgrading to 9.10

March 30th, 2010, 03:53 PM
I just upgraded my Mom's HP laptop from 9.04 to 9.10. When I restart her PC, it boots up to a command line prompting for user name and password instead of the GUI environment she had with 9.04. What should I do? I am stumped and not very comfortable as how to proceed from here.

How can I get back to her regular environment with a desktop etc....

March 30th, 2010, 04:44 PM
sounds like you did a safe install instead of a full install

enter sudo gdm and that should give you a desktop

March 30th, 2010, 04:53 PM
I just tried what you suggested jerrys and I received the following:

failed to acquire org.gnome.displaymanager
connection ":1.20" is not allowed to own the service org.gnome.displaymanager due to security policies in the configuration file

What should I do now?

March 30th, 2010, 05:11 PM
i have not dealt with this problem, but seems others have


http://www.google.com/search?q=failed+to+acquire+org.gnome.displaymanage r&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox

March 30th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Thanks JerryS.

I hope someone else has an answer. I checked the links you provided above but can't seem to find a quick answer. This is my Mom's PC. I really need to get it back up and running by the time she comes home (in about 6 hours!!!