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Old 11-13-2009, 07:17 AM   #46
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actually i think i know where the orange comes from : that was the natural color of the desktop, and it's getting back little by little. probably a side effect of the ctrl alt f2 and ctrl alt f7
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:18 AM   #47
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when i press alt+f2, it still opens the same window, but then when i type alt+f2 and su and enter, the windows closes and there's no other effect whatsoever.
Type
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su -
(notice the - (dash)

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:20 AM   #48
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if i type "su-", i get a window error, saying impossible to open file:///home/elishac/su-, and if i type "su -", nothing happens (edit: except that the command line window closes)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:22 AM   #49
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if i type "su-", i get a window error, saying impossible to open file:///home/elishac/su-, and if i type "su -", nothing happens (edit: except that the command line window closes)
Did you have a root password set on your previous version before upgrading?

Just remembered something about Ubuntu. The root user doesn't have a root password if I'm not mistaking, thus not allowing him to login. The preferred way of Ubuntu is to have the users use sudo command. Since the post repo references specifically that it doesn't work in combination with sudo you'll have to set a password for the root account.

Try:
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sudo passwd root
normally it will ask for your password (the one of your account). Next it will prompt for the new password for the root user, and you'll have to confirm it.
After that is done, try the su - command again but when prompted for the password type in the one you've given to the root user, not your own.

If that works then proceed with the commands from the blog. Hope it works out.

Kind regards,

Eric

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:23 AM   #50
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i'm not sure, i think so.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:24 AM   #51
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if i type echo options psmouse proto=exps > /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.modprobe, nothing happens either (except that the window closes)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #52
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if i type echo options psmouse proto=exps > /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.modprobe, nothing happens either (except that the window closes)
Then you need to reboot and see if the touchpad works.
Read the link.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:28 AM   #53
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how to reboot again?
"reboot" doesn't work
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:30 AM   #54
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Code:
sudo shutdown -h now
or
Code:
sudo reboot
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #55
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how to reboot again?
"reboot" doesn't work
Code:
shutdown -r
?

Or press the power button for about 5 seconds until the screen goes black, then press it again to start up again.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:32 AM   #56
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Code:
sudo shutdown -h now
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Code:
sudo reboot
Correct. I was assuming he'd still be in his 'su' session.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:34 AM   #57
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ok, i did reboot.
now the screen is blue/red/grey (the usual ubuntu login background), but there's no login window... :'(

how do i get out of this new problem ?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:43 AM   #58
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<alt><F7> (or maybe <ctrl><alt><F7>) if you got there through <ctrl><alt><Fn>
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:45 AM   #59
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neither alt+f7 nor ctrl+alt+f7 work
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:46 AM   #60
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