I use Compiz, on Ubuntu 10.04, and notice that Emerald sometimes fails to load at login, leaving all apps window-less, and I have to do an Alt+F2 and "emerald --replace" to bring it back..Any ideas what can cause this? I like to keep my UI looking nice, and that's why I use those utilieis, they run fast on my setup
My plan is to slowly switch over to this Distro rather than use Gnome 3 or Unity, but I'm not as familiar with Debian. I've gotten everything working (including Compiz) except that I can't find Emerald anywhere? Is it possible to install Emerald in Debian Squeeze? If so, is there a PPA or repository?
I reinstalled fedora the other day, and it's been working just fine, apart from the internet. It shows that I have a full connection with the wireless network, but it's really difficult to actually load a page. 80% of the time it just fails and shows "Page Load Error". It's really frustrating because it is connected to the internet. In fact, the icon in the address bar even loads from the site I try to access, but websites just will not load.
I've tested my wireless internet with another laptop which is running vista, and it works perfectly on that. Also, I'm running Fedora 10 on an Acer Extensa laptop.
Here I was, humming happily along on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine, when thanks to a stupid Windows proprietary task that I NEEDED to perform, I rebooted in Windows later this morning. When I was done with the task, I tried to reboot again back in Ubuntu, but lo & behold, it wouldn't start. I tried several times, I tried recovery mode, I tried previous versions, and NADA! It's as if the kernel only existed in name only. So now I don't know what to do, because I cannot access my Ubuntu files from Windows (which luckily still works), plus I cannot abide the idea of having to give up on Ubuntu for good and going back to Windows! I'm willing to reinstall the whole thing again, so I've downloaded a new .iso image to create a new install CD, but I cannot seem to successfully create the new CD image either. I'm tempted to download Wubi, but I'm not sure if that's a permanent solution either.
I had a dual boot Kubuntu 9.04 - FC 11 and decided to upgrade to Kubuntu 9.10. Recalling that I had issues with my ATI card drivers when I installed Kubuntu8.10 on my laptop, I decided to install the latest ATI Catalyst drivers. After the installation was complete I received a message warning me that if the X server fails to load I should run "aticonfig --initial -f". Indeed the X Server didn't load (after I logged in the screen flushed and went black). So I reinstalled Kubuntu 8.10 from a CD I without formating the respective partition. But the problem perists, X server fails to load. Even worse my menu.lst file has been changed and I can't boot FC11.
just installed ubuntu 10.4 and almost all websites load properly except facebook. the problem is persistent with all browsers: opera, firefox, chrome. if i use the same programs with windows 7, facebook loads properly. basically, the log in page comes up....howerver, once i sign on only the very top blue bar loads. videos works perfectly - i have flash installed correctly. i've never had this problem on ubuntu before. thinking there was something wrong with ubuntu 10.4 i installed 10.10. the problem still persists. also, i can not load facebook with jolicloud. i have an asus 64 bit laptop.
After an almost flawless upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10, the desktop doesn't quite finish loading: when I log in I am left with unmovable but otherwise usable windows chiefly noticeable by their lack of title bar. I can kick the system into completing a normal startup by right clicking on the desktop and selecting "visual effects/normal" whereupon it pops up with "desktop effects not available" and subsequently the title bars all return and everything works as normal - even compositing (meta city). Something appears to be choking it at the last hurdle. How I might go about debugging it. Failing that, what do I need to purge/reinstall to make it work normally?
I recently installed Fedora 12 on my Toshiba Tecra laptop. It worked fine for a few days, then I uninstalled xscreensaver because I use gnome screensaver. When I rebooted, the system hung at the splash screen. I booted to the command line and did a Code:yum install xscreensaverand rebooted. However, X failed to load again. I have attached my complete Xorg.0.log as a "doc" file. Here is the some output that may be relevant:
Code: (II) Cannot locate a core pointer device. (II) Cannot locate a core keyboard device.
I am unable to load the GUI in opensuse 11.1. When booting I get the normal opensuse loading screen but about half way through the screen goes black. If I hit alt-f1 I can see the start up info. The problems looks like when it tries to load gdm. It shows a couple of Warnings saying "GdmDisplay: display lasted .8135.. seconds. The findal warning says "GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X display failures reached: check X server log for errors." I did do a couple of updates yesterday before shutting down but am not sure what they were.
I have two computers running Kubuntu 9.10 (using the upgrade paths from 8.04 and so on) one running 32bit and the other running 64 bit and I have the following problem: On the 32bit version installing the repository package for Digikam, everything works just fine. On the 64bit version I have two problems:
First digikam won't start due to the following error:
digikam: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/kde4/digikamimageplugin_freerotation.so: undefined symbol: _ZN7Digikam11ImagePlugin17setActionCategoryERK7QSt ring
I'll have to delete all digikamplugin files from /usr/lib/kde4 and then it works from the command line. It appears that everything is working as it should.Second, starting digikam from Lancelot does nothing.
just installed ubuntu 9.10 besides the existing windows vista partition. Everything worked smoothly. However, after I let vista go into hibernation and then started up the system again, the grub was unable to load. Instead, I got the command prompt 'GRUB rescue'. When I boot from the live CD and try to open the ubuntu partition on 'places' in the desktop environment, I get the message that it cannot be done because windows has hibernated on the other partition, and that I need to delete the hibernation file. What do I do to get the GRUB to load? Now I am stuck with booting from the CD, and I cannot access Vista at all.
I previously had Ubuntu 9.x and Windows 7 installed at my laptop after I decided to upgrade Ubuntu to 10.04.
After the upgrade finished, now at the boot selection menu I am able to select Windows 7, but after it starts it tries to fix some errors and says that it's unable to load. Ubuntu 10.04 loads just fine.
I currently have a Dell Dimension 4100 from 2000 upgraded with an Nvidia Geforce 6200 video card and 160 gig hard drive, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04 and once I restart, I hear a beep come out from my computer speaker, and then displays the following text:
Code: GNU GRUB version 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word,TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.
grub> I'm not used to typing in command line, but if anybody has a way around it for me, I'll be pleased. It's Ubuntu or Windows goes back on... or bust.
I had a 10.04 Wubi install on my Win7 notebook. I selected the option to upgrade to 10.10 from update manager. It downloaded all the updates, but reported that due to some problem, only a partial upgrade will be possible. I agreed. And now, when I select Ubuntu from the startup OS list, it just shows a blank screen and restarts within 3-5 seconds. What do I do??
I'm not entirely sure if this is where this goes, but problems occurred after messing around with desktop interface areas
Basically after logging in my screen turns black and then seems to fail out back to the log in screen. No error message, nothing. log in -> black screen -> log in
Ive tried to boot in fail safe gnome with exact same result.
Problems started after these two actions
1) was trying to get compiz to handle the desktop, so I disabled "show desktop" through Nautilus ( I re-enabled before logging off however)
2) was stupid and tired and accidentally uninstalled libglib2.0-0, libglib2.0-data, and several other packages through the software center interface. Ive re installed these through root access but I must be missing some files because it still fails to start
Because im not entirely sure what is causing the problem ( failure to render, or missing crucial packages) im not sure how I should go about trying to repair. Is there any to restore factory settings and programs without blitzing out current drivers and apps ?
I am having problems with getting the drivers to work for a geforce 9500gt.To get started Im working with a fresh install of 8.10, and I have successfully installed the driver package for this card from nvidia's site, version 260.The problem comes after I restart the computer. It fails to load. I am able to install the driver and start X and it works greatI can even restart x and it still works. but as soon as I restart the computer it doesn't load. I then need to reinstall the driver. I am curious if anyone has an idea of whats wrong here? I am wondering if it's a possible xorg.conf problem so I will post that below.
I've been using kubuntu for a while, and I've been having this issue since the release of the 2.6.32-23 kernel. Originally, I thought it was related to my raid array and this bug: [URL] I'm still not convinced they're not related, but there is also apparently the possiblity of an nvidia driver issue. Previously, I rebooted infrequently, and I had a spare hard drive installed, so my grub menu would always appear (as it detected an alternate OS on this drive) and it was trivial to select the 2.6.32-22 kernel. Since I installed all updates, including the -35 kernel, it ran update-grub and now I have to press shift when I reboot. Specs/Summary:
when I boot with -22 or earlier, everything works great. when I boot with -23 or later, I get the kubuntu splash screen, followed by it switching to tty2, then I get it switched back to where the X screen should be, with the system log displayed, and then it switches back to tty2. After installing -35, I panicked a bit as I'd never had the grub screen not show (not knowing about the shift key), and so I poked around logs and it showed nvidia driver errors. I tried removing my xorg.conf file and rebooted, and I got the desktop to show again. I prefer the nvidia driver as I sometimes use dual monitors.
I have happily been booting debian through grub2 by chain loading it with efi (rEFIt), until today, and now get to begin another learning experience I've been using linux for a while, and kept seeing the guides for splitting up /, /var, /tmp, /usr, and /home, into different partitions, so I did just that when I switched from Ubuntu to Debian (I've realized that this was a little bit pointless because I formated them all as ext4, but at least it acts as a safety for mission critical drives when I overfill /home. I unfortunately didn't give /tmp enough space, and it kept crashing SimpleScan so I decided to use gparted to resize it.
The operation went alright as far as I can tell, and was straight forward because there was some free space behind it so I only had to append the partition. I synced the master boot record through rEFIt as usual, but when I booted the linux partition grub did load, and only a blank screen is presented. I eventually figured out I could use the gparted live cd to boot back into debian, and have been screwing around for a while with grub commands trying to figure out how to allow rEFIt to successfully boot GRUB on its own again. I ran grug-mkconfig to replace my /boot/grub/grub.cfg file and have rebooted but that did not help.
I tried reinstalling grub and grub-common with apt-get, but I didn't purge configuration settings for fear of losing something important. My current focus is on the command grub-install. I think i just need to run this command with the /boot device, like su - root; grub-install /dev/sda1 or some thing like that. wipe out the MBR on /dev/sda1, or screw up what good configuration is left in grub, so I want to make sure that I'm using the right /dev. Currently the gparted output looks like this:
/dev/sda1: fat32 - GPT (gpt from fdisk, gparted shows EFI with the boot flag) /dev/sda2: hfs+ - MacOSx /dev/sda3: ext4 - /root
how the gnome live gparted disk would have been able to boot. I have access to a hard drive so I'll probably end up making backup images of as many of the partitions as I can, and then try more drastic bashing around, but if anyone has any suggestions/wisdom they could offer while I'm researching solutions I'd appreciate it. I eventually want to try to axe my osx partition and boot directly from GRUB2-EFI so I figure it is worth the investment in time to get to know grub a little bit more intimately.
I was trying to install fedora 10 onto my new computer, with the full dvd. my new computer has 2G ram, Radeon 4670 and a Gigabyte motherboard. after i started up the installation, while it saying "loading anacoda...." the line" X window fail to load. Back to text mode." So should i continue with the installation? because i fear that after i installed the fedora 10 onto my computer, i have to use it in text mode
I just installed Opensuse 11.2, and have come across the following error upon bootup: the display manager screen refuses to load, unless I type STARTX at the cli line. the error messages read: failed services in runlevel 5 /etc/init.d/xdm.orig start returned 6 earlyxdm postfix Further, I am unable to activate the xdm service under Yast. Has anyone else run across this error? Not sure how to resolve.
I'm trying to install Debian 6.01 on my PC. I have only 1 hdd and it has 3 partitions. On first there is windows 7 and on second ubuntu 10.10 and GRUB is installed to MBR and I can load both systems with no problems.As PC has no optical drive I was trying to install debian using USB stick but had no success. I was ready to give up when I've discovered that there is a W32 installer that I can run under Win 7. So I downloaded it and executed, it starts and download certain files and then it asks for reboot.
After reboot I can still chose between Win 7 and Ubuntu. If I chose win 7 I'm given a choice to run Windows or to continue setup for debian. Very well installer starts and I can chose all the classic stuff between languages etc. Then I come to a point where I need to choose partitions, ok as I have free 30 Gb partition i choose it for debian with settings:
Format in Ext4 Mount point: /
I already have a swap part that I can use. Done that I can start with selection of packages which goes fine and installs everything directly from debian mirrosrs. After that I choose GRUB to be installed into MBR and it goes fine. Some final steps and reboot.
After reboot GRUB offers me again Ubuntu or Win 7. So I can boot either Ubuntu or win 7 which gives me the same choice from before, Windoes or continue Debian setup. I tried doing the setup again with some repair options that it offers but still nothing happens.
I have installed the ubuntu 9.10 and the pc already have 2 win 7 OS and 1 win xp I installed the ubuntu from win xp every thing go just fine but in win 7 boat loader it detects the 2 win 7 OS , previous windows ( the xp )and the ubuntu which fails to load from win7 boot loader ( the first problem ) but it is present also in win xp boat loader so when choosing older windows the win xp bootloader let me choose between windows xp and ubuntu which works fine when choosing it the ubuntu bootloader appears with ubuntuubuntu safe modewin7 bootloader
the second problems that choosing win 7 after restarting the pc from ubuntu fail to open it begin loading with the windows logo and then just shutdown the whole pc as if i have unplugged it! the only way to let it open is to choose older windows>>> ubuntu >>>> ubuntu bootloader >>> where there is win 7 bootloader option it returns me again to win 7 bootloader but this time the windows load complete ( mostly but may shut down also!)
what the command is for the System Tray, so thought I'd ask here. Note I am not asking how to put a system tray on the panel - I know I can add a notification area, but when I reboot there will be 2 of them, so this is not what I want.
I just need to be able to initialise it when it fails to load. Since my upgrade to Lucid, this has happened a couple of times, so expect it will happen again soon enough.
I can run Ubuntu 10.04 just fine as long as I have my hardware drivers disabled, but when I enable my hardware drivers I get an error before the GDM login screen that says something to the effect of it being unable to load the NVIDIA KernelI'm then given the choice of booting into low-graphics mode, configuring xorg for this hardware, troubleshooting, dropping to console, or restarting X.Booting to low-graphics mode does nothing useful, just boots to low gfx mode.Configuring xorg for this hardware does nothing at all - same errors after trying every single option in the configuring xorg sectionTroubleshooting is equally useless to me - I can't copy and paste the very-long error reports, I'm not an xorg pro so editing the xorg conf doesn't help me, and when I tried following the option to export all my config and error logs, it said that it has exported it to $xorg_backup_file - but that's just a variable not a file.. after a reboot I can't find this anywhere.
I've googled this and the only useful info I've found is to run nvidia-xconfig as root, which I've done and it has zero effect.The only temporary solution is to disable the nvidia driver, which lets me boot normally using metacity at full resolution, but has no accelerated 3d or composite overlay so I'm unable to run compiz or have any nifty 3d.Details: Vid card: NVIDIA G96 (according to lspci) Driver: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended] OS: Ubuntu 10.04