Help, no gui or desktop after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04

Help, no gui or desktop after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04

I just upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04, cannot get a desktop or gui, cannot access home directory.

Upon rebooting I entered my password to decrypt my home directory, then I am logged in at the terminal in my home directory. The only thing in my home directory is:
Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop README.txt .cache .ecryptfs .Private README.txt

I am unable to start xserver, it resulted in various errors and does not start.

I also cannot update, running sudo apt update returns errors:
Err:1 bionic InRelease Could not resolve ‘’
Err:2 bionic InRelease Could not resolve ‘’
Err:3 bionic-updates Inrelease Could not resolve ‘’
Err:4 bionic-backports InRelease Could not resolve ‘’
Err:5 bionic-security InRelease Could not resolve ‘’

Then it says: 4 packaged can be upgraded: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored or old ones used instead.
apt list –upgradeable Listing… Done

gnome-session-bin/bionic-updates 3.28.1-0ubuntu3 amd64 [upgradable from:
gnome-session-common/bionic-updates,bionic-updates 3.28.1-0ubuntu3 all [upgradable fro:
qtchooser/bionic 64-ga1b6736-5 amd64 [upgradable from: 52-gae5eeef-2build1~gcc5.2]
ubuntu-sesson/bionic-updates 3.28.1-0ubuntu3 all [upgradable from:

Is it unable to update because my home directory is encrypted/locked in some way? I’m not sure how to update those from the terminal yet, or if that’s even the next step.. Pretty far out of my knowledge zone here, thank you for any help in advance!


Previous Ralink RT5372 with Ubuntu 20.04
Next "Error found when loading /home/user/.profile" upon login

About author

You might also like

Ubuntu Dsicussions 0 Comments

Please disable account

Hello. Please: – Remove my personal data from this account, or optionally replace it with randomized data – Replace the current username of this account with a randomized username –

Ubuntu Dsicussions 0 Comments

Backup for those times you get the "Emergency Screen"

I have been using Clonezilla to make backups of my hard drive. On rare occasions I get those Emergency Screens(ES) on bootup. And there are times when after following the

Ubuntu Dsicussions 0 Comments

Can't deploy telegram bot on ubuntu server

HI i’ve made telegram bot and trying to deploy it on Ubuntu 18.04 Requirements: firebase==3.0.1 firebase-admin==4.3.0 pyTelegramBotAPI==3.7.1 grpcio==1.29.0 requests==2.23.0 I installed this on server: build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python3-pip python3-dev python3-setuptools


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply