[HLUG] Ubuntu 14.04 Problems

Julian Robbins joolsr1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 18:11:58 UTC 2015

Hello F.G.

Thanks for your email. Its difficult to say what the problem is without
looking at the pc, however although its theoretically possible to downgrade
a debian type pc, but very rarely done, as its just not designed to be
done, and many assumptions during the upgrade can lead to incoherent
configs on a downgrade. If you are looking at single packages it is quite
doable but not really for a whole distro.

This link explains it well

You're probably better off to reinstall afresh after backing up carefully
and data or configs you want to keep, or possibly another way to attempt a
fix is to try installing a different desktop from that that you're
currently using. This will likely not help with the issue during start up,
but may well fix the other issue. You could install KDE, Lubuntu. Cinnamon
or Mate

Also, try running a live CD of 14.04 to see if that works just in case its
a hardware issue ..

Hope this helps.

If you're anywhere in the county youre welcome to come along to one of our
monthly Linux User Group meetings as we may be able to help you more then.


On 18 January 2015 at 21:40, F. G. Bach <fandd at bach.tc> wrote:

> From: F. G. Bach <fandd at bach.tc>
> Subject: Ubuntu 14.04 Problems
> Message Body:
> Since upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS the computer (Dell laptop)
> stops for a short  time when starting up and then when loaded and on the
> Internet, drops out and requires the password to be put in again.
> Is it possible to get back to 12.04 LTS? I have no confidence in 14.04.
> Where can I get help?
> F. G. Bach
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