I upgraded my lubuntu 18.04 to the newest 18.10 version -- I started the upgrade in the terminal with sudo apt-get upgrade.

When I rebooted the only thing I got was an empty desktop with the new wallpaper. No icons, no task bar. Nothing. I can't even access the terminal with CtrlAltt.

marked as duplicate by Byte Commander, Zanna, Uri Herrera, Eric Carvalho, dessert Oct 29 '18 at 22:58

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  • VTLO because Lubuntu 18.10 uses LXQt desktop environment by default. – karel Oct 29 '18 at 2:10
  • @anto10 can you try the solutions suggested in the two possible duplicate questions? If they don't work, update your question to include a description of exactly what you did (not "tried the solution" -- reiterate the steps you took) and what result you got or didn't get. – Amanda Oct 29 '18 at 19:52

Unfortunately, sometimes things break when doing an upgrade. I don't do that anymore because a similar situation happened to me. I just don't trust an upgrade. The only thing I can think of is to do a fresh install. Like I said I have had this happen. It also taught me a lesson, always backup your data.

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