I was using Ubuntu 12.04 perfectly on my desktop until last kernel update (3.2.0-51). After the update process and reboot of the system, the Unity interface didn't start. The only way to login in the system is by tty. I have tried the last kernel versions available in the computer, but I can't use the graphical interface.

Until the text terminals is impossible to access the unity interface.

If I don't find a solution I will re-install the whole system.

  • Grub Menu > Advanced Options > choose an old kernel > boot to your desktop > sudo apt-get install -f ; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade > Restart
    – mini
    Aug 2, 2013 at 16:22
  • Thanks, but I dont want upgrade my ubuntu version. I only use LTS versions, and in the old versions of kernel I cant access my desktop. After enter my password the system backs to the login screen. Its possible to use the guest account, but my account seem blocked.
    – leobap
    Aug 2, 2013 at 22:43
  • The link below solved my problem. askubuntu.com/questions/41681/… It was a graphic driver problem.
    – leobap
    Aug 3, 2013 at 3:40
  • dist-upgrade won't upgrade the Ubuntu version. To upgrade your version you should enter this command: do-release-upgrade. dist-upgrade will upgrade your kernel. Howeve, glad you solved your problem.
    – mini
    Aug 3, 2013 at 5:30


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