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Old 11-13-2009, 01:52 AM   #1
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update problem


hello,
i'm starting with linux.
i'm using ubuntu.
the computer offered me to install the last version (9.10, is it), which i did.
then i rebooted.
after this, the touchpad didn't work anymore.

i need a FAST answer please, because i'm using a neighboor's computer, as mine is blocked at the login page (i don't even know how to make it stop without unpluging the plug).

i hope this forum will be able to help me, it's the fourth one i'm trying.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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help
 
Old 11-13-2009, 02:26 AM   #3
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:33 AM   #4
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a)
Connecting an external mouse might help you out for now (don't know if it's an option)
b)
Learn to navigate using the keyboard (<tab>, arrows, spacebar and <enter> keys)
c)
Press <ctrl><alt><Fn> (e.g. control alt F2) and login; issue the command sudo shutdown -h now to shutdown the machine (I assume that you're familiar with sudo; if not, it will prompt you for your password; while you type the password, you will not see anything happening on the screen)

If I understand you correctly, you upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10. Without doing research to make sure everything will work, it's the most stupid thing to do. Ubuntu does not have the best reputation at this moment with regards to upgrades. The easiest way to solve things if you're in a hurry is to re-install 9.04 (I hate to say this).

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We understand that you're in a hurry, but kicking a thread with in 24 hours is considered rude.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 03:24 AM   #5
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What's weird is that, when i start the computer, it says "boot on ubuntu 9.04".
Do you think this has anything to do with my problem?
if yes, how to solve it?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 03:48 AM   #6
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can this have anything to do with the bios or something like that?
(like: the bios still thinks it's 9.04, and tries to load some files that don't exist anymore?)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:25 AM   #7
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what do you think?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 04:56 AM   #8
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help?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 05:22 AM   #9
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:-(
 
Old 11-13-2009, 05:31 AM   #10
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everywhere I went I saw sites saying that linux was a huge community and that any questions could be answered in a matter of seconds in forums.
Can you please forward me to such forums?
I haven't seen any forum much bigger than this one, but this is just as big as any windows forum...

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:37 AM   #11
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In your first post you yelled that you required a fast answer. Nice start.

You received a reply with specific suggestions. No one else is likely to help you until you at least indicate that you have read the reply you have already received.

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Old 11-13-2009, 05:43 AM   #12
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well there weren't any questions, these were more suggestions, as you mentioned. I read it, and i know i can use the arrows when the mouse doesn't work.
It doesn't fix my problem.
I need someone to tell me what to do to fix my problem, please.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 06:04 AM   #13
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well there weren't any questions, these were more suggestions, as you mentioned. I read it, and i know i can use the arrows when the mouse doesn't work.
In your first post you said you didn't even know how to turn the machine off without pulling the power.

So, you have just contradicted yourself.

*plonk*

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Old 11-13-2009, 06:15 AM   #14
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Hi,

What exactly IS your problem? Wim Sturkenboom gave you suggestions how to 'bypass' the unability to navigate with the touchpad. He also said that upgrading without preparation is just plain stupid. Wim also adviced you to reinstall version 9.04 of Ubuntu since 9.10 doesn't seem to be all that stable (known for new Ubuntu releases).

Which of his suggestions/advices have you followed/applied? And what are the results? If none are applied then what do you expect from us?

BTW: this forum is in my personal opinion one of the best I have ever encountered. But the only thing better (read faster) is paid support. If you don't have the patience nor the education to keep it polite, I suggest you get paid support. All the forum users here are volunteers as far as I know and respond to problems and questions when they see fit, not at your convenience. So please exercise some patience and courtesy.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-13-2009, 06:16 AM   #15
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the arrows and enter and tab and spacebar unfortunately didn't help me to stop the machine, so i did unplug the plug .
now the password was accepted, and i'm in the ubuntu desktop, but the mouse still doesn't work.
edit: this was an answer to evo2 only

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