12.04 problems after update

Asked by Ari Strauss on 2012-05-16

In the process of updating to 12.04, after the OS was updated and in the midst of the other automatic software updates,
I went to a website and clicked on open office - word version. The browser did not work properly and also, the word version did not load. Afterwards, the screen froze. Later it went back to the original desktop screen except for the dashboard. After the updates were completed, a message indicated that the computer needed to be restarted. After restarting, the login window had some missing icons. Once loging in, the screen was black.

What should be done? Also, I have data on the computer which I did not save prior. Currently, I have a duel boot with Windows.

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If you log in to Unity2D, is it ok?

Ari Strauss (ari-strauss) said : #2

how do I log into Unity2D?

The visual portion doesn't work. So, I need to press ctrl and alt together with F1 to get to a terminal.
I backed up the files.

On the login screen, click the cog near your username

Ari Strauss (ari-strauss) said : #4

Thank you for your previous answers.

After getting access to the terminal, I used this
command: sudo apt-get -f install
The OS went back to almost normal. However, sometimes when I would add packages, I get errors.
How should the following error be corrected?

:~/Documents/Sunglass/Code$ sudo apt-get -f autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up whoopsie (0.1.32) ...
useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later.
adduser: `/usr/sbin/useradd -d /nonexistent -g whoopsie -s /bin/false -u 117 whoopsie' returned error code 1. Exiting.
dpkg: error processing whoopsie (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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