Ubuntu Edgy Upgrade Common Problems With solutions
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
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 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
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
Option "Composite" "Disable" EndSection
then save the file and exit
Now you need to reboot using the following command
Ubuntu Dapper to edgy update error
If you try to run the update manager if you receive following error
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.
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.
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)
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 install xserver-xorg
aptitude install ubuntu-desktop
and whatever other commands you need to run.