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Yesterday I ran the upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10. While it was configuring the packages, the display froze (as it was configuring libatm1, not that that necessarily matters). Apache and SSL weren't responding either, so I assumed it was a panic or something.

I restarted the machine and got this error. Followed the advice there, and now the machine boots and all, but at first after displaying plymouth it would show all the startup statuses and hang after "Starting AppArmor [OK]" or "Setting sensor limits [OK]" or "Checking battery status [OK]" (all approximate quotes). After some looking around, Xorg logs mentioned a segfault, so I removed and re-installed the windows server. Now it boots into a blank screen: no plymouth, no nothing. But Apache, SSH, and AFP via Netatalk work just fine.

Unfortunately I don't have access to the specs of this machine for now, but I do know it uses an ATI Radeon ####.

I don't think I have sufficient education to ask a better question than: is there a way to completely reload the GUI portion of 11.04?

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Mar 8 '12 at 21:51

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This sounds like this infamous glib uid error that killed Ubuntu systems randomly. –  Martin Ueding May 3 '11 at 18:27
UPDATE: now plymouth does show, and after plymouth it goes to a terminal-like list of all the services it starts up. Again, it hangs after one of the three services mentioned above. I can get to an actual functioning terminal with ctrl-alt-F5. –  thure May 3 '11 at 20:57
FIXED: had to reinstall my video driver after installing 11.04's new kernel's source (as per goo.gl/HOyz9). Then sudo service gdm start - works like a charm! –  thure May 3 '11 at 23:23
@wolftron Can you answer your own question. It is permitted as per the AskUbuntu community guidelines –  Manish Sinha Aug 10 '11 at 9:19
wolftron: I would seriously recommend giving the new, open "radeon" drivers a try. They've been working much better for me than the old proprietary ones. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 12 '11 at 2:52

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