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Jul
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revised ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
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Jul
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comment ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
In any case, I tried that suggested "--reinstall" line, but it didn't help.
Jul
9
comment ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
Are you making a particular suggestion in either of these two comments? I don't see a specific suggestion, except for that command line, which I'm not certain you're certain about?
Jul
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revised ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
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Jul
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comment ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
I was using Tab. OK was highlighted, and I pressed Enter. It just gave me the shell prompt back. That command line reported 0 changes (upgraded, newly installed, remove, not upgraded).
Jul
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revised ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
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Jul
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comment ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
I don't know how I can do that. I can run the text console and run that, but how do I switch back to the GUI console to try logging back in? I tried gnome-2d, and that does the same thing.
Jul
9
comment ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
lightdm was highlighted. I moved the cursor till OK was highlighted, then I pressed Enter. That went back to the shell prompt. I rebooted, but it's still doing the same thing. I also tried logging into ubuntu2d mode, and it's doing exactly the same thing. I tried several of the other modes, and they also do the same thing.
Jul
9
asked ubuntu box just redisplaying login screen after update
Jul
9
comment Why do I get updates but cannot start Update Manager any more?
Curiously, it does absolutely nothing. No window, no error, just gives me the shell prompt back.
Jul
6
asked Why do I get updates but cannot start Update Manager any more?
Jun
29
answered How to change eclipse font sizes
Jun
28
comment How to change eclipse font sizes
That's the idea, yes.
Jun
28
comment How to change eclipse font sizes
Ok, you're right, that changes the editor view. However, I appear to be unable to change the font size for the other views.
Jun
28
comment How to change eclipse font sizes
When I said "Obviously, changing it in Eclipse preferences doesn't do it", that means I already tried that.
Jun
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asked How to change eclipse font sizes
Jun
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