GUI in Kubuntu Hardy broken after upgrade
Did an upgrade and things got hung up during the upgrade. Some dependencies were broken I believe.
I rebooted the system and after some attempts at getting into grub during the boot process, I finally got command-line access.
I attempted to run startx and got the following error:
user/bin/startx line 139 cannot create temp file for here document: Read only.
xauth; error in lock authority file /home/Jon/.Xauthority
user/bin/startx: line 151; cannot create temp file for here document: Read only.
X; warning; process set to priority -1 instead of priority 0
Fatal sever error; could not create lock file in tmp/.tX0-lock
xinit; connection refused (error 111); unable to connect to X server.
Xinit: no such process (erro3); sever error
XAuth; error in locking authority file /home/Jon/X.Authority
I tried "sudo dpkg -- configure -a" but it wouldn't execute.
Any ideas how to recover from something like this? If I have to reinstall so be it... but I'd rather NOT!
error message returned:
dpkg: unable to access dpkg status area: read-only file system.
Any idea what this means?
What I would try next is to boot your Ubuntu install CD into rescue mode, mount your Ubuntu / partition as read/write if rescue mode has not already done so, and chroot to your Ubuntu / partition.
At that point you will be running as root and you can try:
dpkg -- configure -a
If that doesn't work then you will probably have to reinstall.
no gui after 8.04 upgrade
I end up at command line.
last entry is :
Busy Box v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3 -5 ubuntu12) Built in shell (ash) enter help for list of commands
fell back to using ver 7.10 choice in grub
the other vers are broken
AMD x2 (socket am2)runing at 1.78 Ghz
ABIT AN 52 (Nvidia chipset)
2 Gb ram
120 Gb SATA drive
I seen another similar post, but I dont get the same error.
I used the online upgrade, no cd was used
I have not tried the recovery mode as I do not know where to start
You should ask your question as a new thread. Putting your question at the end of a stale thread like this means that probably Spearhead40 and I are the only people who will see the question.
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