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I was on my 10.04 machine this evening when I decided to run an update. The packages were from the flexiondotorg ppa which is for backports of Shotwell. Shotwell had an update 2days ago so I was surprised to see more. They were for libglib2.0 and libc-bin. After logging out I got the blank screen. Could these have knackered the machine?

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I'm assuming that you have used this AU question and answer.

The easiest way to confirm this is to either boot into recovery mode or CTRL+ALT+F1 for a TTY

Then run a ppa-purge on the type PPAs

sudo ppa-purge ppa:flexiondotorg/shotwell
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa

This will downgrade gstreamer and shotwell back to the standard repository versions.

Once done, reboot.

If you still have a black-screen, then it is not the shotwell/gstreamer PPAs that have caused your black-screen issue.

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Bravo fossfreedom :-* . Had to get a ppa for lucid to get ppa-purge. I purged flexiondotorg and rebooted and the issue is fixed. Thank you – daithib8 Sep 17 '11 at 20:54
excellent - dont forget to file a bug report on flexiondotorg launchpad PPA so that the maintainer is aware and can provide you a fix in the (hopefully) near future. – fossfreedom Sep 17 '11 at 20:56
i emailed the developer. can;t figure out how to file a bug on flexioindotorg ppa. will try again on the morrow. – daithib8 Sep 17 '11 at 21:13
ah, the instructions are on the ubuntu wiki – daithib8 Sep 17 '11 at 21:21

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