can't login to Ubuntu 10.04LTS possibly because GNOME Power manager was not installed correctly

Asked by Mohammad Qureshi on 2011-08-19

Hi yesterday, I update my 8.04 LTS version to 10.04 LTS because ultimately I wanted to upgrade to 11.04 (not LTS I know).

I was able to login and use the OS to set up the back up processes (reason for the linux OS).

This morning I try to login and could not. Password is accepted, screen goes black, then login pops up aga. Tried shutting down and restarting. Still could not login. However, now I get a message that says " Install Problem - The configuration defaults for the GNOME power manager have not been installed correctly, contact your system administrator.

How do I fix this? I assume I will need to login via recovery console?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

If you select Ubuntu Classic, is it ok?

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Mohammad Qureshi (drmoque) said :

How do I select Ubuntu Classic?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Instead of asking, you could try researching some. Not only does it make you more antonymous, it gets things fixed faster as you are not sat waiting for someone to fill you in.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Mohammad Qureshi (drmoque) said :

First, my login screen has no such options at the bottom of the screen to select Ubuntu-Classic. If it did, I would not have asked how.

Secondly, I was able to find a solution via another website. I logged into console via Alt-Ctrl-F1 and did a sudo apt-get clean. That allowed me to login in successfully. Based on other forum posts I was able to find, the problem may be caused when your HD is filled up. Creating some space by cleaning out the apt-get cache seemed to free up enough space for me to login and see what is going on.