Here, I thought it was something I had done to screw up X.
I remember the update...then the next time I restarted, bam!
I spent a few hours looking through forums.
Since I had done a recent installation, I even tried a network reinstallation, with the same problem.
Then I tried the other distro allowing for network installations from windows (instlux), which was opensuse 10.1, but that hung up during installation.
I had a simplymepis disk, so I am trying to install that now. Things seem to be hanging during the formatting step. Maybe I shouldn't have told the installer to check for bad blocks...hehe.
If you get that problem during the installation sequence, should the same solution work if you can get to a command prompt?
I notice that the ubuntu forum link reports that the server is not responding...wondering if they're getting deluged