View Full Version : Failure to start session 14.04 upgrade

July 12th, 2014, 11:00 AM
I recently upgraded from 12.04 (I think)to 14.04, anywho I can not log in to my account it keeps saying failure to start session. Any advice?

July 12th, 2014, 12:10 PM
There can be many reasons why you cannot start or log into a graphical session.

Can you <ctrl><alt><f1> and get to a virtual terminal ?

If so, please check you are on 14.04 :

lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty

Then :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get upgrade
If you are running one of the flavors, change ubuntu-desktop to kubuntu-desktop or xubuntu-desktop or lubuntu-desktop accordingly.

Then see if <ctrl><alt>f7> brings you back to a working session where you can log in.

You could also be running out of space or inodes or be on an incomplete upgrade, which would require other fixes.

July 12th, 2014, 06:30 PM
I can ctr alt f1, but I have tried all those steps sudo apt get update. It does. Then I sudo apt get ubuntu desktop and it gives me a install -f? I did that and still stuck. I know my password and how to change it in recovery mode so why am I failing to start session? Is 14.04 just a big ole piece of **** cause I haven't been able to log in since the update.

July 12th, 2014, 06:52 PM
Any indication on the errors ? That would help.