Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Killed the GUI in Ubuntu?

I did! Actually I was doing a patch-update and the battery on the Dell Latitude died. Subseqently I couldn't get the thing to boot to Gnome. Booting to the command line and doing an init 5 produced only the "brown screen of death"!. However - as with any Debian Linux you can run the patch-manager from the command line;
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade

and all is well!


Kevin said...

Phil, you on hols with your fambly or somepin? I haven't seen an update for an unusually long time, dude.

Phil Crawley said...

You're right - we've been in Cornwall for a coupe of weeks and I just couldn't be bothered (even though I got my laptop working with my mobile the day before we went! - see the next post).
Hope you, Lucy and your three are good.