so i'm down at my folks for a bit, and there are some issues with their kubuntu box. i discover boatloads of updates need applying, and start in on that. a fe wthings need rebuilding and that gets done. then it wants to update from 9.x to 10.04 and i figure, hey while i'm at it....
now, sadly it boots *beautifully* to a ubuntu command line, but noticably NOT into the kubuntu gui. needless to say, this is not acceptable to leave my parents aren't too tech savvy sans pretty mousey things.