Ubuntu Edgy Upgrade Common Problems With solutions

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We have already discussed how to upgrade ubuntu dapper to edgyeft and some people are complaing after upgrade they had problems related to x server and update problems.I have collected some of the common problems and their solutions from ubuntu forums.

I hope this collection will help for some users to fix their upgrade problems.

After upgrading if you see the following error

Booting ‘ubuntu, kernel 2.5.17-10-386'

Filesystem type unkown, partition type 0x7
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-386 root=/dev/evmu/sda3 ro quiet splash

Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition


To fix that, press ‘e' to enter Edit mode at the time of booting your grub bootloader, and then press ‘e' on the first line

(the (hd0,0) one) to edit that. Change the last 0 to a 2, so it reads: (hd0,2). Then, press ‘b' to boot.It's assuming that

Ubuntu is installed on the very first partition, and sets the root to that... (hd0,0) means the first partition of the first

drive, and (hd0,2) means the third partition.

X Server Error for Nvidia and ATI errors

x.org log file, typically found in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, may turn up error messages such as:

(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(II) ATI: Candidate "Device" section "ATI Technologies, Inc. R480 [Radeon X850$]
(WW) ATI: PCI Mach64 in slot 1:0:0 could not be detected!
(WW) ATI: PCI Mach64 in slot 1:0:1 could not be detected!
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati

Xserver-xorg not installed after Dapper to Edgy upgrade

After upgrading when you restart the computer your X server not coming back up after reboot


Run the following command to reinstall xserver

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg


sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg

and then restart your machine using the following command

sudo shutdown -r now

Reboot the system, after which only a command prompt appears, and X does not load after typing startx or startkde at the commandline, or rebooting


From command prompt, run the command

apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

perl locale warnings upgrading to Edgy

the upgrade process is throwing up an awful lot of the errors below:

perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = "en_GB:en",
LC_ALL = (unset),
LANG = "en_GB.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").


Most of the people found that they was no effect with this error. Perl warnings didn't seem to trigger a reaction.

text and splash doesn't after upgrade to edgy


Open your GRUB configuration file using the following command

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

and try to change the values recommended here

no text status messages in ubuntu edgy 6.10 splash screen

After upgrading from ubuntu 6.06 to ubuntu 6.10, usplash stopped working, Ubuntu started displaying a blank screen during startup and shutdown.


Edgy disabled the status messages in Usplash, but you can get them back easily using the following commands. First, open your menu.lst

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Now you remove any mention of "quiet" from the file. You should get the messages again next time you boot.

upgrade from dapper to edgy broken 3d acceleration

When you run glxgears you get under 300 (It used to average about 1500 before) fps proceeded by the message

Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".


Open your xorg.conf file add the following lines and save the file

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"

Generic kernel don't boot

generic kernel failed to boot by booting my i386 kernel and type


Run the following commands

sudo mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic 2.6.17-10-generic

sudo update-grub

sudo aptitude reinstall linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17-10-generic

Flash plugin causes firefox crash

Flash caused Firefox to crash on new Edgy install


Open the /etc/firefox/firefoxrc file

sudo /etc/firefox/firefoxrc

add the following line and save the file



Comment out the composite section in x.org


Change your color depth to 24 bit, if you haven't already

ATI Driver didn't upgrade Dapper to Edgy

If you are getting following error

(EE) module ABI major version (0) doesn't match server's version (1)


First you need to remove the ATI drivers using the following command

sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg-driver-ati

Install ATI Drivers using the following command

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati

Upgrade Dapper to Edgy nvidia GLX problem

After the upgrade OpenGL apps stopped working, nvidia-settings says The OpenGL extension ‘GLX' is not supported by the X server or there was a problem retrieving GLX information from the X server.


sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

go to the end of the file and add this

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection

then save the file and exit

Now you need to reboot using the following command

sudo reboot

Ubuntu Dapper to edgy update error

If you try to run the update manager if you receive following error

gksudo update-manager

warnings.warn("apt API not stable yet", FutureWarning)
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/UpdateManager/MetaRelease.py:171: DeprecationWarning: Class MetaRelease is already

GObject-registered; Please note that classes containing any of the attributes __gtype_name__, __gproperties__, or __gsignals__ are now automatically registered.
gobject.type_register(MetaRelease) extracting ‘/tmp/tmpw5fQ_q/dapper.tar.gz'
authenticate ‘/tmp/tmpw5fQ_q/dapper.tar.gz' against ‘/tmp/tmpw5fQ_q/dapper.tar.gz.gpg'
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/apt/__init__.py:17: FutureWarning: apt API not stable yet warnings.warn("apt API not stable yet", FutureWarning) can't find DistUpgrade ViewGtk


Install this python component

apt-get install python-vte

Update Kubuntu Dapper to Edgy: Touchpad stopped working properly

Dapper to Edgy, but after login I'm not able to use my touchpad properly anymore.
Sometimes the mouse moves right and sometimes it doesn't move at all.


Install ati drivers

apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati

Gnomesword libsword5c2a dependency error

gnomesword Depends: libsword5c2a (>=1.5.8-7) but it is not installable


Install libsword5c2a version 1.5.8-8+bg2 from here

If You came across any other problems when you upgrade ubuntu edgy you can post here with your error messages and their solutions.

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2 Responses

  1. I had problems with the online update and things were going strange. I fixed it with using the update disk. Since then I’ve had no problems running edgy.

  2. Sam says:

    If you cant even boot because of grub, try this

    1) Take your ubuntu live CD. Boot up.
    2) Open a terminal, type
    sudo umount /dev/sda2 (or wherever your broken linux installation is, you can find out if you go to system->administration->GNOME Partition Editor and look for the one you installed linux on)

    3) type
    sudo mkdir /mnt/a
    sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/a (change /dev/sda2 to wherever your linux is installed)

    4) sudo chroot /mnt/a
    this allows you to run aptitude and everything.

    5) You should be in root now, so no need for sudo.

    aptitude update
    aptitude upgrade
    aptitude install xserver-xorg
    aptitude install ubuntu-desktop

    and whatever other commands you need to run.

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