View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems loading desktop after upgrading Kernel to 3.8.8

April 23rd, 2013, 04:29 PM
Hi all,
I installed ubuntu 12.10, and due to a driver problem, I got an advice to upgrade my kernel. As I found in internet, the latest stable version was 3.8.8, so I upgraded my kernel to that version

morpheus@ubuntu:/$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 3.8.8-030808-generic #201304170248 SMP Wed Apr 17 06:58:01 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

The problem is, when I rebooted the system, I got a black screen with only [Ok] in the screen. I switched to a tty, logged myself and launched a startx command. My colors were displayed, but the problem is that I think that the desktop thinks my monitor too big for 1280x800....The result is no status bar, no launcher, except the wallpaper....

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you

April 23rd, 2013, 05:48 PM
how have you installed 3.8.8 ?
you need to download inside an empty folder:
- 2 headers
- 2 images
( dkms, built-essential previously installed )

and then run: sudo dpkg -i *

pay attention to the graphic driver output while installing the kernel

April 23rd, 2013, 08:10 PM
Thank you..
That's exactly what I did.....
But i didn't pay attention to the graphic driver output
So I'm getting headaches to solve this