Ubuntu :: Back To Karmic From Lucid Using Laptop With No Internal Display?

May 10, 2010

Laptop only has external display. When karmic boots 2.6.31-21 and initrd.img has finished loading, and I have taken quiet splash out of boot line, I get nothing on the external display until gnome come up. Does the kernel driver only recognise internal displays until X takes over, or is there something wrong with the karmic 855GM kernel driver?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgraded From Karmic To Lucid - Not Seeing External And Internal HDD

May 1, 2010

I did receive a few errors during upgrade process, one of which was relating to GRUB.

I currently have 2 internal disks, my primary has OS on it, 80GB, secondary is 500gb, both are ect4 filesystem.

My external is 500 firewire 400 and NTFS.

Contents of my /etc/fstab/


Not seeing any mount points for my internal and external drives

sudo fdisk -l reveals the following info:


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Ubuntu :: No Sound After Upgrade From Karmic Koala To Lucid System / Get That Back?

May 28, 2010

Last Monday I upgraded the Ubuntu from Karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx in my laptop (HP Compaq volna 515), and I have no sound. Searching in linux forums for an answers, I've got that (as far as I understand) there's no unique solution for this problem.

This is my lspci code...

Also, I tried to clean up the pulse audio .. What is funny for me is that pulse audio and alsa, and the audio players seems to work normally (no error of device not found or something like that).. except that there's no sound out from the speakers.

Any suggestion to discover if the problem is drivers, kernel, packages, or hardware failure? more important, how do I get the sound back?

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Ubuntu :: Karmic Stopped Automounting USB Drives And Internal DVD

Feb 28, 2010

yesterday my 9.10 stopped automounting my external USB drive, and in general any pendrive I put into any USB slot. What's worse, it also does not recognise CDs put into my DVD drive. (The only update I recall doing was the official update to the "sudo" package.)

1. The USB issue.I plug in my external hard drive. Seemingly, nothing happens. No new icons appear anywhere.
b) I tried gconf-editor and in apps -> nautilus -> preferences "media_automount" is set to YES.
c) After searching around these forums, I even put "usb_storage" into /etc/modules

2. The DVD drive issue.I put an audio CD in the drive. Usually an 'Audio CD' icon appeared after a few seconds, but now nothing happens. There is a "cdrom0" icon visible in the explorer, but when I click it, I get the following error: Code:Unable to mount cdrom0

So, it seems that for some strange reason my Karmic stopped being able to automount any new media. Does anyone have an idea why it is so and what should I do to bring this much-needed functionality back?

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May 6, 2010

I'm so impressed with Lucid that I'd like to revert to Karmic as soon as possible. How do I do this without losing my data?

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May 3, 2010

Why can't i get internet with lucid or karmic, but have no network problems on previous verisons of ubuntu?

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Jun 9, 2010

I upgraded to Lucid from Karmic.Im now using gnome but would like to get back to KDE. Sadly it seems that even with kdm and plasma-desktop packages installed, I run into a problem at login.If I choose from the downwards facing arrow on the botttom left of the screen, and pick "KDE".Then when I log in, it shows the first icon (a hard disk), goes black and plunks me back on the login screen.This is a Karmic>Lucid upgrade process and I wonder if something got borked in the process.

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Apr 5, 2011

After I upgrading from Karmic to Lucid, I haven't been able to update my version further and also running apt-get shows error... Can anyone tell me why this is happening?


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Ubuntu :: Downgrade A Certain Package Back To Karmic?

May 4, 2010

I've updated from 9.10 to 10.04 but unfortunately the PHP provided with 10.04 is not yet supported by zend optimizer. As far as I understand I need to somehow replace the PHP 5.3 package provided under 10.04 with an older PHP 5.2 package provided under 9.10. However I am not sure whether this is the right way to downgrade PHP and if yes, I don't know how to replace the 10.04 package with 9.10 package.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade To Lucid From Karmic

Apr 30, 2010

I'm currently upgrading my laptop, and it has completed the step "Getting new packages", and is now onto "Installing the upgrades".It says it is going to take another 2.5 hours, but I am leaving work soon and want to take the laptop with me. Is it safe to disconnect it from the internet at this point? I don't want to fudge up the install, but I don't want to have to leave my laptop at work all weekend (or have to come back and pick it up at some point).

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May 2, 2010

I've just been trying to install the Humanity theme from 9.10 into 10.4.Just install the human-theme package:


sudo apt-get install human-theme

Now you'll see Human and Human-Clearlooks in System -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Theme.

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Ubuntu :: Lucid Still Has Old Karmic Login Screen?

May 15, 2010

My login screen is still the old one from Karmic (brown) after updating to Lucid. How do I update to the new purple look?

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Ubuntu :: Packages Not In Lucid Repos But Are In Karmic Ones?

May 23, 2010

I wanted to install opera browser (not that I like it) in my new lucid (updated from karmic) but the package is not in the repos. I also need libmysqlclient15off as a dependency for mysql-workbench but is also missing from lucid repos.

However, they are in the karmic repos. So, what should I do? I could download de debs and install them but my question is whether they should be available in lucid repos and if the'll be.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Karmic -> Lucid Not Booting?

Jun 6, 2010

server configuration: SCSI 36gig -> sdd; boot and root as it was first in the box;2 IDE hard drives -> sda/sdb for data; and1 SATA drive -> sdc for data.After upgrading to Lucid (not right away, but a bit later), it stopped booting:'Gave up waiting for root device.'ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/........... does not exist. Dropping to a shell!(initramfs)Happily, pushing ^D let it resume booting, but it kept repeating. After some study, I found the Lucid release notes that said "if you upgrade to ext4, you have to manually update Grub". A quick check showed that sdd was now, indeed ext4 - nobody told me! And, why couldn't it update Grub by itself? But, I dutifully ran grub-install and life went back to normal.

Until last night, when I updated the kernel, etc. with apt-get and restarted, and grub dropped dead:More googling turned up this solution, which I used with an install CD:http://tinyurl.com/2dhswzzWhich worked, but it brought back the first problem, and running grub-install doesn't fix it. So, what do I do now?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Upgrade From Karmic To Lucid

Jun 15, 2010

I can't upgrade from Karmic to Lucid,If I try to use the update manager I get a message that says "Can't download release notes. Check your Internet connection". I've tried changing the repository and I get the same message, but I can log in to the Internet, and download and install any program from the repository. I also get regular updates for Karmic so the repository is fine.I tried the command line


~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando �rbol de dependencias


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Jun 21, 2010

I searched through a lot of threads on whether its safe to upgrade from a working Karmic install to Lucid via the upgrade manager. I found a few threads from around 1 month ago where some said it worked, others said they had problems with grub etc.

Does anyone know the current status of this? I would like to upgrade to Lucid but I don't know if its safe. Would it be better to use an install CD instead of the upgrade manager? Do I need to manually install grub rather than let the install program do it? (I think the upgrade manager doesn't give an option it just installs grub after the upgrade)

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Ubuntu :: Stop Karmic Freezing Without Going Back To Ext3?

Feb 1, 2010

Desktop running a clean install of Karmic with ext4, /home on a separate ext3 partition. If I attempt to use Nautilus to copy a file over 1GB (that seems to be the tipping point) from Desktop to another partition or an external HDD, or if I download anything at the same time as I'm copying any file, the system freezes completely (no mouse, keyboard lights flash and keypresses don't register), and the only thing I can do is hit the reset button. I don't know enough to figure out exactly what's causing it, but I think it's ext4; this very same hardware ran Jaunty with ext3 like a champ, but when I installed Karmic, I formatted that partition to ext4, and that's when the freezing started. In the event that I don't know what I'm talking about and it's actually video drivers, I am using the Nvidia driver (185) on a GeForce 6200 because I use TwinView and don't know how to do a spanned desktop without it. I had used Nvidia drivers in Intrepid and Jaunty, though, with no problems. I have no Compiz effects enabled at all.

I'm perfectly willing to go back to ext3 (I think I remember how to make the list to "auto-install" applications, and /home is separate anyway), but if it is ext4 causing the problem, I'm still likely to run into it because one of my external HDDs is formatted ext4, and I don't really have anywhere to stick nearly 1TB of photos and video to reformat it ext3. Ultimately, if that's what it takes to fix the freezing, I'll do it, but I'd rather not. I like Ubuntu...I've used it since Warty, but this is wearing me out. I will carefully follow instructions and do nearly anything; I just want the freezing to stop.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Internal Laptop Mic Not Working In 10.04?

May 24, 2010

I have been going crazy with this maybe someone can help me out. I realized that in 10.04 my internal mic on my Asus G51VX does not work.

I have already upgraded my ALSA Drivers using the latest 1.0.23, and in alsamixer it shows the iMic and Capture devices correctly, however in sound recorder and in Skype I get nothing but a low hissing sound. I believe this is a pulse audio problem and not ALSA since I didn't have a problem in Kubuntu 9.04 using ALSA which I had previously to this.

In sound config pulseaudio shows that there is only one input and one output device which I figure should read 2 input devices since there is also a mic jack on the laptop. Either way it is really annoying not to have use of the Mic.

Simple mixer control 'i-Mic',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [off]
Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [off]

When I turn the i-Mic on I can hear the echo of myself coming out the internal speakers but it still won't record anything even with the Capture control on and at full volume.

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Ubuntu :: Packages Prevent Burning In Karmic & Lucid?

Jan 12, 2010

I am doing some detective work again... after I found out I can't burn cds (again) on a 3rd dvd writer drive. Yes three. I was talking amoung a few members here who could not burn cds last night. After all that talk of burning cds, I had the urge to burn one too. To my surprise, I was unable to burn cds again. I got mad again so I just finished a fresh reinstall of lucid (testing) and all of a sudden I can burn a cd again. I decided to install lastfm and pysdm, so I have something to do while I try to burn a cd, and the burn in brasero worked without a hitch. So lastfm and pysdm checks out ok.

Anyways, here is the list of applications that I normally install. Can anyone pinpoint anything that has the potential to prevent me from burning cd's? The reason why I am asking here is because I can't waste that many cds testing the possibility of burning after each and every package I install.


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Mar 4, 2010

I tried installing the package from Launchpad but it can't satisfy the "ubuntu-mono" dependency. I heard that it's the icon theme, but it could also be *the* mono.

How do I install the Light theme on Karmic?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgraded Karmic To Lucid Alpha 3?

Mar 16, 2010

I just upgraded Ubuntu Karmic to Lucid alpha 3. It works fine except for a few things that can be expected in an alpha version. Anyway, I would like to know if it would be better to upgrade to the final release of Lucid or if I should do a clean install. I don't mind losing my files and settings because there is nothing important on my laptop, but it would be nice not to.

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Apr 29, 2010

On the 28th of April I upgraded my system (laptop with "SIS Mirage 3 Graphics" video card) from Karmic to Lucid and my screen resolution was reduced from 1024*768 to 800*600. I tried during one day to find the suitable driver but no luck on SIS web page.

I eventually found it on the followwing address : [URL]

It works very well and the resolution has jumped now to 1280*800. The only remaining and identified problem is with grub2 : my system is dual-boot (Windows XP and Ubuntu) and the "recovery" mode does not work anymore for ubuntu, I will maybe have to wait for a next update.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot After Karmic To Lucid Upgrade?

May 3, 2010

I made the mistake of trying to upgrade my Karmic (server) installation to Lucid earlier today, after which I've been unable to boot into my server. The server is on OVH, so I can't watch it boot, but I am able to access all of the data from the filesystems via rescue mode. I ran fsck and that came back clean. I also ran the boot info script, the results of which are below.

I know my best bet is to backup what I can and do a fresh install, but I won't be able to back everything up so trying to get this working would certainly be more convenient. I'm sure I'm leaving out useful information, so let me know and I'll post it.

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
Boot Info Summary:
=> Lilo is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda
File system: ext3


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Ubuntu Installation :: Can Use Karmic Release Of Vbox In Lucid

May 4, 2010

I just had a look on the Virtualbox site and thus far there is no listing for a Lucid specific release.Can I use the Karmic release or is this going to cause problems? I don't want to use the Ubuntu OSE version because I need USB support.

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Ubuntu :: Hot Idle NVIDIA GPU (over 70C) On Lucid Compared To Karmic?

May 7, 2010

I notice that the NVIDIA GPU on my Dell XPS M1330 gets much hotter under Lucid than with Karmic (or Windows).While the temperature monitor in the "nvidia x server settings" showed between 50 - 60 degrees under Karmic I get readings above 70 degrees with Lucid and the fan is permanently on. I have no GPU intensive applications running.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Replacing Karmic With Lucid On IMac 9.1?

May 14, 2010

I've got an iMac 9.1 perfectly triple booted with rEFIt with OSX, Windows 7 64x, and Ubuntu Karmic 64x. My Ubuntu side needs a refresh.

I want to redo the Karmic partition with Lucid, but I'm afraid grub2 will mess up my perfect rEFIt configuration.

I'm worried because when first doing this triple boot, I installed Karmic and rEFIt couldn't read the grub that it installed, so I installed Jaunty's grub and upgraded to Karmic. I guess it's a workaround...

Now, I'm worried Lucid will mess up the rEFIt config.

Couple of questions: Is a new install of Lucid going to mess up my rEFIt configuration? Is there a way to avoid rEFIt bugs? If a new Lucid install won't mess up rEFIt, do I simply install the grub bootloader inside the freshly installed Lucid partition?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrading From Karmic To Lucid - Error

Jun 18, 2010

Error during commit 'E:Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on mountall' Restoring original system state

Yeah...that's what I get every time I try to upgrade to lucid lynx.

NOTE: I haven't updated for quite some time. I may have gotten one or two updates for karmic but that was it. Just thought it might be important....

NOTE: Also not sure if this is important, but karmic installed and did some funny stuff to itself. My desktop no longer exists. It just isn't there. Also, when I try to turn of my computer it gets all kinds of errors and eventually I have to just pull the plug....something about a dev loop0 right after is says its deactivating swap...

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Jun 21, 2010

The title pretty much says it all, the sound on this system was working fine until I ran the upgrade to Lucid. I've tried everything in the standard troubleshooting guide, the sticky threads and plenty of forum searches but so far I've come up with nada. For some reason Ubuntu refuses to see my soundcard, no matter how much I twist and tweak it. It's an Asus M3A78 motherboard with an on-board Realtek ALC1200 chip (snd-hda-intel). Here's most of the relevant output, hopefully someone can easily spot what's going on because I'm getting snow-blind staring at the monitor. code...

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Jun 23, 2010

I did it on a friend's desktop and it worked a treat. All her settings, passwords etc... remained.

Is there any catch to doing this or is it that easy?

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Apr 26, 2011

1st post @ LQ. Ubuntu user since 2007ish. Lots of PC experience... now vexed by upgrade from 9.10 Karmic to 10.04LTS Lucid.

The problem: random freezes whenever I boot into Lucid as user through usual Grub menu. The freeze sequence is: 1- screen stops, 2- mouse pointer freeze w/ no effect on click but moves freely and keyboard is useless, 3- screen blacks out for about 30 seconds and then returns but is unusable and 4- constant HDD activity for about 5-10 seconds. I have waited several minutes for a recovery of some sort but no dice. I reboot via on/off or reset button. Ubu deletes 2 inodes and then I'm off and running again.

If I boot through the recovery console there are no problems at all. The recovery console sequence: 1- select recovery from Grub menu, 2- at recovery menu select drop to root command prompt, 3- give root password, 4- enter 'gdm' at console prompt, finish boot up in my only user desktop (not root.)

I have not been able to find any log files that show an error message, but I'm not so tech oriented that I would necessarily know one if I saw one. Through many hours of browsing posts describing Lucid problems @ UbuntuForums (one of which has over 1,000 responses) I have found my '.xsession-errors' file (attached) is full of data.code...

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