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Old 11-13-2009, 07:47 AM   #61
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The time to solve something depends on the issue at hand. Not everybody uses 9.10, not everybody experiences the problem (different hardware) and not everybody knows the answer (me e.g.). And let me warn you that this might be a very slow process.

I would start of asking the question on ubuntuformums as they are dedicated to Ubuntu; you might have been there already, not sure. While waiting for answers, check the answers and bugs sections on launchpad.

This thread on the ubuntuforums has some tips how to report a bug on launchpad: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ight=launchpad

It will help if you can post make and model of your machine and the output of lsusb and dmesg |grep -i touch
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:47 AM   #62
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press CTRL_ALT_F2
login
type
Code:
sudo killall gdm
sudo gdm
or kdm if you use KDE

do you see any errormessages?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:53 AM   #63
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sudo killall gdm
<login asked>
answer->gdm: no process found
sudo killall kdm
<no login asked>
answer->kdm: no process found
sudo gdm
** (gdm-binary:1783): warning ** : failed to acquire org.gnome.displaymanager
** (gdm-binary:1783): warning ** : could not acquire name; bailing out
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:58 AM   #64
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You could try
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
reboot

Seems to me the upgrade you did went seriously wrong.
I would suggest to backup your docs etc, and do a fresch install.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:02 AM   #65
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when i wrote apt-get update, i got so many lines that some of them disappeared out of the screen.
the last ones look something like this :
W: Impossible to get security.ubuntu.com/... .Can't solve << security.ubuntu.com>>
W: Impossible to get security.ubuntu.com/... .Can't solve << security.ubuntu.com>>
W: Impossible to get security.ubuntu.com/... .Can't solve << security.ubuntu.com>>
W: Impossible to get security.ubuntu.com/... .Can't solve << security.ubuntu.com>>
W: Impossible to get security.ubuntu.com/... .Can't solve << security.ubuntu.com>>
W: The download of some index files has failed, they were ignored, or the previous ones were use instead.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:03 AM   #66
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Does the connection work?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:04 AM   #67
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
reading the list of packages... done
construction of the dependance tree... done
reading the states information... done
calculating the update... done
0 updates, 0 newly installed, 0 to delete and 0 nonupdates.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:04 AM   #68
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what connection?
i'm on a black screen now, i don't know how to get out of it.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:05 AM   #69
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i'm going to need to go out for 2h (school), i'll be back soon. When i get back, i'll make any manipulation that you will have written while i was away.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:06 AM   #70
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Quote:
Originally Posted by elishac View Post
what connection?
i'm on a black screen now, i don't know how to get out of it.
We told you X times how to get out of it.

Do you have a connection to the internet?
Code:
ping 212.100.160.51
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:15 AM   #71
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if you're talking about ctrl+alt+f7, it doesn't work, it just makes me go back to the ubuntu background, but there are no buttons/windows available.
i just types ctrl+alt+f2 to get back to the black screen.

ping xxx
connect:network is unreachable.

i had internet before updating to the new version of course, that's how i got it.
 
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I would suggest a fresh install, using the CD.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 08:27 AM   #73
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I second that advice, since it seems by now that this upgrade has gone so wrong that it would take you definitely lots of time and headaches to solve every issue. I strongly believe that these few problems are just the tip of the iceberg that this upgrade has caused.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-13-2009, 09:08 AM   #74
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I like to add 2 points
1)
If you decide to re-install and you have a separate home partition, make sure not to format it (use the manual partitioning option). Else make backups (if the data is important) using a memory stick or burn a CD on the commandline; you can search this forum and the internet how to do it.
2)
There is a difference between updates and upgrades. This applies to Windows as well as to Ubuntu. The upgrade gives you a new version and the update just applies patches (bug fixes).

And as you have found out the hard way, newer is not necessarily better.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 10:59 AM   #75
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ok, i'm back.
i'd really rather not reinstall linux. it seems very difficult, and i wasn't the one who did it the first time. plus, i'd need to buy cd/dvd/usb/hard drives to store my personal data, and i don't want to spend any money.
please help me to fix the problems instead.
i'm still in the black console window, or whatever you call it, and when i press ctrl+alt+f7 i get an empty screen whose color is the same as the ubuntu login page.
the last command i typed was ping.
 
  


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