stop login after janitor

Asked by Waluyo Adi Siswanto on 2012-11-18

I have Ubuntu 11.10.
I updated ubuntu tweak from ppa ubuntu tweak then do janitor.
After restarting the machine then it cannot login anymore. It always stop before login screen. only flasing checking saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned

could you please help me to make ubuntu works again

regards
waluyo

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2012-11-22
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2014-01-30
Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #1

Hello, could you login to the console mode to see if your desktop installation is complete?

You can check by running this command:

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

Waluyo Adi Siswanto (was-wlk) said : #2

Thank you for your answer.
Could you please tell me how to login to the consule, while booting?

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #3

You can press Ctrl+Alt+F1 when in login window, then you will enter a black console screen.

Login with your account and you can run command.

Waluyo Adi Siswanto (was-wlk) said : #4

I can't do Ctrl+Alt+F1, the system just stop before login screen. It stops in checking stage. It appears:
..... [OK]
...
then just flashing and stops. Ctrl+Alt+F1 does not work.

thanks for your help
Waluyo

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #5

Oh, you may need to show the grub menu by holding and pressing Shift before booting system, then choose to Ubuntu Recovery mode.

Hope you can do some work in the Recovery mode.

Waluyo Adi Siswanto (was-wlk) said : #6

In recovery mode, it does not work it just stop before the login window appears.
I can drop to the ubuntu prompt. Then I types sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
it shows the following messages:
W: not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
E: unable to write to /var/cache/opt
E: the package could not be parsed or opened.

Waluyo Adi Siswanto (was-wlk) said : #7

I am able to go to prompt from netroot and sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. It says already the latest version.
then I typed
startx
a message in the middle of the screen appeared

Fail to load session "(null")

just hang... cannot anything

any help please

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #8

I'd like to advice you to ask for help in ubuntuforums.org or askubuntu.com

I never meet this kind of issue: Fail to load session "(null")

Ed Bakker (gaytan) said : #9

Just try in the prompt:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

Also you might try (to get the prompt itself): Ctrl + Alt + F2

Ed Bakker (gaytan) said : #10

Is this solved in the meantime??

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