Boot Hangs While Starting Light Display Manager

Asked by Michael Collier on 2015-06-20

Hello! I have recently taken the plunge to Ubuntu, and purchased the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. My first order of business was to wipe the "Dellbuntu" that came pre-installed and do a fresh install of 15.04. After some minor hiccups and googling I had a working installation of 15.04 for about a day. Then I was prompted to install some updates via the built in update manager and everything installed correctly, but I needed to reboot. Now, upon rebooting, and selecting my distro in GRUB, I am greeted by many lines of scrolling text, all prefaced with the green [OK] tag, except the last one which reads:

"Starting Light Display Manager ... and deal with any system changes .."

Upon which the boot hangs with a flashing underscore, and never moves.

Please help me! :) I hope I've described the situation with enough detail, if not let me know and I will provide more.

Thanks in advance.

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If you boot an older kernel is it OK?

Umm, I'm not exactly sure how I would go about testing that. Could you explain?

Hold SHIFT at boot and select an older kernel using cursor keys.

For the record I went back and tried booting an older kernal, and it still didn't work. I ended up just reinstalling and that seemed to have fixed things. Thanks though!