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I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04. Since update the system boots in to tty.

Currently the default is kernel 3.8; however using advanced menu entries, the GUI loads successfully using kernel 3.5.

how to make it default?

Any solution to get 3.8 working?

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Have you tried running startx on the tty? If that doesn't work, try reinstalling the kernel image. –  edwin Jun 24 '13 at 6:07
    
yes. how to reinstall kernel image? sorry but a noob in that case –  MalTec Jun 24 '13 at 7:15

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When you log into the GUI (with kernel version 3.5), type ctrl+alt+T to open a terminal, then run:

uname -r

if the result of this command contains the 3.8.something numbering, edit your question to include its output.

Otherwise run

sudo apt-get remove linux-image-3.8.* linux-headers-3.8.*

followed by

sudo apt-get autoremove

Restart your computer. Edit your question if you cannot log into the GUI or have found any other problem with this procedure. Otherwise, open a terminal again and run

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

then restart again and see if it worked.

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this will remove kernel 3.8. How to install again? apt-get install will work? –  MalTec Jun 24 '13 at 18:55
    
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade should install it if your current version of Ubuntu supports it. (You usually don't install a kernel, you upgrade to a kernel) –  edwin Jun 24 '13 at 19:20

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