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Old 05-27-2018, 06:17 AM   #1
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How to boot in to GUI


Good afternoon

Yesterday I updated 17.04 to 18.04. When it boots up it boots in to the command line, where I have to enter my login details and then enter startx to get in to the GUI.
Anybody know how I can set it up to enter into GUI from the start.

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Old 05-27-2018, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi, tomc555.

When you say that you updated 17.04 to 18.04, do you mean that you freshly installed 18.04? If not, how exactly did you carry out the upgrade, given that 17.04 went end-of-life in January? The reason I ask is that, depending on how you upgraded your system, there is definitely the possibility that you have a borked upgrade. if you do, then I would recommend a fresh install of 18.04.

More importantly, did you back up all your data and documents before carrying out the upgrade?
 
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Updating from an outdated release (17.04) to a current release seems to be possible although not simple. Explained at the askubuntu forum link below. If you didn't use his procedure, I can't imagine it would work. I've never used the method so I don't know if it would work.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/9181...ported-release
 
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When it boots up it boots in to the command line, where I have to enter my login details and then enter startx to get in to the GUI.
Anybody know how I can set it up to enter into GUI from the start.
yes, you need to add "exec startx" to one of the files parsed at login.
to find out which please post
Code:
ls -al ~
 
Old 05-28-2018, 05:27 AM   #5
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Good morning

Thank you for your replies. I did save all data before upgrade, so I'm OK there. I updated via Ubuntu own update prompt.

I'm going to do a fresh install.


Kind regards

Tom
 
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Thanks for the update, Tom.

Let us know if you have any issues with the fresh install.
 
Old 05-28-2018, 05:24 PM   #7
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Good morning

Thank you for your replies. I did save all data before upgrade, so I'm OK there. I updated via Ubuntu own update prompt.

I'm going to do a fresh install.


Kind regards

Tom
And upgrade from 17.04 is possible. Depending on how much time you have invested in your current configuration, it might save you time to repair the upgrade problems.

The steps for repairing the problems is probably mute at this time if you have already started your fresh install.

I have upgraded client's standard installations from expired versions a number of times. Last year I upgraded a client from 13.10 to 16.04. The upgrade goes in stages.

I recently assisted a user on Askubuntu.com with an upgrade from 17.04. He had some problems due to his router and internet access. It was resolved in the chat, linked to the answer.

Other than problems with his internet, the upgrade went smoothly.

Let me know if you haven't started the fresh install and I'll provide you with the steps.

A clean install does have advantages, but it's not a requirement for running the latest LTS version.

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