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Wondering if others are having issues getting 18.04.01 from 16.04 LTS up and running. I just upgraded via the terminal. I am able to login to my machine, but it hangs at the wallpaper/splash screen. I cannot do anything without the Gui I am too newbie. Suggestions? Thanks!

Note: one attempt to launch in recovery mode ended with the same result.

PARTIAL ANSWER: Running sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop got the 18.04.01 GUI up and running but I have issues on my HP dm4 Pavilion such as internet connection is broken on GUI and terminal. GUI sees possible connections but 'Connect' is disabled and grayed-out. Terminal had been able to connect before running "...reinstall ubuntu-desktop".Thank you to @Eliah Kagan & @Radu Rădeanu for posting: Reinstalling Ubuntu via Terminal And @lzzy88 for posting: Restore Ubuntu 16.04 without losing files and settings

  • In my opinion Ubuntu tries to stick to the settings prior to the upgrade. So technically it may be sticking to unity. And during upgrade unity may have been broken. Try getting into tty mode and installing gnome. – Kulfy Aug 15 '18 at 6:27
  • CTRL ALT F1 ( held long & short ) got no response from the machine. – C Martin Aug 15 '18 at 14:32
  • TTY can be achieved by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F? where ? can vary from 1-7. In 18.04 combo with F1 and F2 is reserved for GUI. Try another function key. – Kulfy Aug 15 '18 at 14:45
  • Thanks for your help! Per your question: it's old but: askubuntu.com/questions/403747/how-to-access-gui-from-tty-mode I'm trying other Fkeys but it occasionally reboots in low graphics mode. Switching between GNOME options at the login screen using the Ubuntu icon repeatedly asks for my login, accepts it, then loops back to the login. F3&4 give me a prompt but no shell.... Super newbie here... I have to go soon. – C Martin Aug 15 '18 at 15:39
  • This might help askubuntu.com/a/789353/816190 – Kulfy Aug 15 '18 at 16:44
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PARTIAL ANSWER: Running sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop got the 18.04.01 GUI up and running but I have issues on my HP dm4 Pavilion such as internet connection is broken on GUI and terminal. GUI sees possible connections but 'Connect' is disabled and grayed-out. Terminal had been able to connect before running "...reinstall ubuntu-desktop". Thank you to @Eliah Kagan & @Radu Rădeanu for posting: Reinstalling Ubuntu via Terminal And @lzzy88 for posting: Restore Ubuntu 16.04 without losing files and settings

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