trouble upgrading to next ubuntu level. screen is black on 12.10

Asked by ngodfather114

I am trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13 and so on to keep this old IBM thnkpad up to date. But I got stuck on 12.10. first my side and tool bars vanished then when I got my terminal open with ctrl alt T I upgraded to 13 but it says upgraded complete but with errors then I rebooted and my system opened up on 12.10 and with no screen! black. so no bars and no screen at all. All I see is my mouse. so I am lost. please help. I just want my system up to the latest supported version with no issues.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Id suggest a clean install of 14.04

There is no Ubuntu 13. There is 13.04 and 13.10

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :

You can easily test Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a LiveCD or LiveUSB session to test if all the hardware works correctly in 14.04 LTS before committing to a clean install. That way, the risk of things going wrong, is minimal.

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