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Yesterday, I did the automated software update for ubuntu gnome 14.04, and the machine has stopped booting since then. The upgrade gives out a new kernel which is 3.13.0-53-generic from the previous 3.13.0.24-generic

All I get is the infinite wait at the gnome boot screen. I am using a Thinkpad E430, This is the first time I encountered such an error, If any furthur info (logs etc.) are required, I can provide the same.enter image description here

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update: does this help??

  • I tried booting both the previous and the new kernel, both are stuck at the bootscreen. – ArunMKumar Jun 7 '15 at 19:33
  • Does pressing any keys reveal any error messages, or jsut a flashing _? – Wilf Jun 7 '15 at 20:36
  • nopes.. It just stays there – ArunMKumar Jun 7 '15 at 22:00
  • question updated . – ArunMKumar Jun 7 '15 at 22:08
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The Issue is fixed, My gdm was broken.

I referred to this thread for help..

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2231856

I found out when I did

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm

after which all I had to do was

sudo apt-get install gdm

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