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bpeacock 06-03-2011 04:47 PM

Ubuntu upgrade to 11.04 GUI not working
I am a relative neophite with Linux but have been running 10.10 for 6-7 months now and been happy with it. I did the upgrade to 11.04 today and I can't use the GUI. Apache2 and Php seem to be running fine and I can login but then nothing happens. I have seen a few posts that recommend a few things at the command line, but I don't know how to get to a command line other than through the applications menu in the GUI. Anyone have any ideas?

widget 06-03-2011 05:36 PM

When you get to your boot menu use the "recovery" entry to boot with. This will take you to a text login.

Enter user name.
Enter password.

sudo su
Enter password.

You are now at a full root console. Have FUN.

bpeacock 06-11-2011 08:42 AM

Thank you widget, what finally got me to the boot menu was to hold the "shift key" down while the system is booting. From there I was able to choose recovery.

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