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Old 12-12-2008, 09:20 AM   #1
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Unsuccesfull upgrade to 8.10


Hello Everyone!
i just did an upgrade from 8.04(ubuntu) to 8.10 via update manager. the upgrade process finished successfully(didn't give any errors), and computer restarted. Now when i log in it shows desktop for a second, then screen goes dark,and it brings up the log in screen again, I tried to log in more than ten times, but the same thing happens again and again. i tried the recovery mode but nothing changed. i googled around but couldn't find any solution or similar problem. any help is appreciated.Thank You
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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I had the same problem when installed Ubuntu 8.04 with KDE4. With KDE3 it works w/o problems but for some reason KDE4 never worked with my hardware. (Compaq Presario 4125US, AMD Athlon +3500, 2Gb Ram, ATI Radeon Express 200). This problem also reproduces after I install Compiz. Might be a videocard issue or Xorg.conf setting ???

Do you have KDE3... or KDE4?

I haven't tried 8.10, but I'll do it soon and post the result.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
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D,

A quick Google search reveals that many other 8.04 to 8.10 upgraders are having similar problems (many other distros in the same boat).

At the risk of suggesting the obvious, try a fresh install of 8.10.

I have been using 8.10 (from fresh) with no probs at all.

If you wish to avoid this problem in the future you could install a TRUE rolling distro, sidux based on Debian Sid.
Once you install sidux it is a simple matter of updating, upgrading and dist-upgrading. There is NEVER any need to do a fresh install.
I have a dash of Mepis 8 beta on the side (i.e. on another pc).
This triple combination of distros is the best that I have come across after trying a LOT of different Linux OSs.
That's the beauty of Linux. You can pick and mix to your heart's content or personalise your (single) distro as much as you wish.

http://sidux.com/index.php?module=pn...armwikiwelcome

http://www.mepiscommunity.org/

Good luck with whatever route you choose.

Last edited by beachboy2; 12-12-2008 at 11:33 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 06:51 PM   #4
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I'll second what the poster ahead of me says- I've been using Ubuntu since 5.4, and a few of the upgrades have disagreed with me- mostly on the graphical front- a fresh install (keep your home directory on a separate partition) almost always does the trick.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 06:32 AM   #5
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well thanx every body, i had to re-install, cause i thought i can't fix it anywhere soon. I also recommend re-installation than all those headaches.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 11:51 AM   #6
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Thank you for the update- like I said about the home directory having its own partition... if you set everything up that way all you will need to do is reinstall any after-install programs and codecs.
 
  


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