View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem after upgrade to version 15.10 ("x"-shaped cursor; no real access to GUI!!)

March 8th, 2016, 04:19 PM
Hey guys,
sorry, I am a complete noob and I havent got Ubuntu for very long time now, and already I ran into a problem. I believe I had the version 13.10. Today ubuntu asked whether Id like to update to the newest version and I decided to do it. I dont think the installation worked, since there popped up a couple of windows saying this or that didnt install properly (Ive sent for each a crash report). The installation nevertheless continued. After about 40 minutes the screen went black and nothing more happend, even though it stated earlier that Ubuntu would restart after the installation. I waited, but nothing happend. The screen was still black and I couldnt use the keyboard at all - so I turned my laptop off.

When I restarted I was asked the following:
first: to login. second: to enter my password. then a third line came up and since I didnt know what to do, I googled a bit around (knowing basically nothing about commands) and decided to go with the command: startx

I was really relieved that I got back to my desktop (with my old wallpaper/picture) and all my desktop files. But what was missing, was the sidebar and the panel at the top which consisted of the time, date, an e-mail button (to access thunderbird), etc. And even weirder: the curser turned into a black "X". Fortunately I can open the Terminal.

I googled a bit more to solve the problem and found the following on this forum:



Enter the following commands:- Ctrl+Alt+F1 login there by user name and password

try sudo service lightdm restart

If lightdm fails to get back at normal :-
then Enter:- sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install unity

Before I try something I dont understand I wanted to ask you guys.
Can anyone help me how to get it back to normal (recovery) or to make the new update work? Thank you in advance.

March 15th, 2016, 07:00 PM
no one who could help out? please

March 15th, 2016, 09:33 PM
Hi Aliot_Tubu

Try this in terminal

sudo dpkg –configure -a && sudo apt-get -f install