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Thread: Software update messes up Ubuntu 12.10

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Question Software update messes up Ubuntu 12.10

    Hello all,

    I've been skipping the automatic update for quite some time because every time I update it, it reboots and then all I got is the purple background and it sits there after loading the Ubuntu logo. I never get the login screen.

    I use Windows 7. Ubuntu 12.10 is installed on VMware Workstation Version 9.0.0 build-812388

    I took a snapshot in VMware that I can easily go back to. But I think I should be able to keep my Ubuntu system updated, right?

    Any ideas? Suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    S.H.I.E.L.D. 6-1-6
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    Re: Software update messes up Ubuntu 12.10

    Moved to absolute beginners section
    Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

  3. #3
    ibjsb4 is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Re: Software update messes up Ubuntu 12.10

    First thing to try is nomodeset (usually for older computers)
    more here

    Second guess is your video driver needs to be reinstalled


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