About 2 weeks ago I have upgraded my current Xubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 and this has become my biggest mistake ever.
Since the upgrade this is the kind of errors that I have been getting:
- Skype doesn’t have any more sounds or can’t find mic
- Applications Bar gone
- Turning off or rebooting fails drastically making a hardware shutdown and power up necessary
- And the latest, my XServer is gone (all the user interface that looks like Windows) and with it the login screen (everything now is terminal)
From all the troubles so far, the Xserver is by far the worst. Since it is gone I haven’t been able to run it using my user and to execute it I have to run everything as root.
After making a short trip to Windows and checking Google to find some solution at least for the XServer, I could manage to make the everything come back, but all using root.
If you are about to upgrade → DONT – This can be my best advise for you.
But if you are finding yourself in the same position that I was today then this is what you should do (you should be seeing only terminal at your screen):
- execute display – if your x-server have a problem, then it will warn you about
- now execute startx – this will start the xserver and all display options for your user. If you can see your Desktop, yeay, nothing more is necessary, otherwise you will need to run it as root (sudo startx)
Now is waiting for a good release of Xubuntu to solve this issues or reinstall everything from scratch.