Ubuntu Installation :: X Windows After Kernel Update
Feb 2, 2011
When trying to clean up old kernels I accidentally deleted the current kernel (2.6.35-24). I then had problems when I reinstalled and found that I could only boot into command line mode. I was able to fix this problem but have since installed the latest kernel release (2.6.35-25) and now have the same problem as before. Of course, I could do what I did before but I guess this is going to occur whenever I upgrade in future.
9.04 this morning updated my kernel to I believe it is 188.8.131.52 and upon the reboot I had no desktop. It booted wanting to go into low graphics.
So I drop to shell and stop the gdm and try to run the latest nvidia run file I have and it hangs saying I have a x server running.
Otherwise I am needing assistance with getting my desktop back! I can boot into an older kernel and if need be I would like to roll back that latest update this morning, but once again I am forgetting the command line for that.
(after i update packages, it says error, and here's whats in the details tab) Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 197969 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace flashplugin-installer 10.3.181.34ubuntu0.11.04.1 (using .../flashplugin-installer_10.3.181.34ubuntu0.11.04.1_i386.deb) ... code....
How to fix This? i haven't messed with Ubuntu much...Why am i getting an error about a kernel update?
I'm running a dual boot Vista/Ubuntu Jaunty. I made some changes to the grab menu so that my windows OS would appear at the top of the list .I know I could have changed the default so that Vista would have been highlighted instead of Jaunty. But the reason I moved it to the top is because when I do a kernel update, I would still want Vista to be the default booting OS. Anyways, after the update my Vista OS disappeared from grub. It didn't get deleted because the Vista partition is still accessible from Jaunty. Can anyone help me boot into Vista and preferably make it the default OS even after a Kernel update? I attached part of my menu.lst .
Running Karmic on my laptop, I get very occasional kernel panics (suspect it has something to do with the Broadcom WiFi because it only seems to happen with heavy network traffic or HDD access), but just my lucky, this time it Panic'd on me during my recent update -> linux-kernel 2.6.31-20. My system still 'works', but I get the following when doing any other updates, now:
Code: sudo dpkg --configure -a [sudo] password for tango: Setting up linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic (2.6.31-20.57) ... dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute installed post-installation script: Exec format error dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-generic: linux-image-generic depends on linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic; however: Package linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing linux-image-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic: linux-generic depends on linux-image-generic (= 184.108.40.206.33); however: Package linux-image-generic is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: linux-image-2.6.31-20-generic linux-image-generic linux-generic
Now I cannot seem to get rid of that, and of course, I am stuck in the prior version. Granted everything 'works' - but it bothers me. What's the best way to go about tracking down and hashing out a problem like this?
After upgrading Maverick (perfect!) to Natty, I was unable to boot into anything. (kernel 2.6.38). However, through much PITA, I was able to boot into an older kernel. (2.6.35). I completely removed 2.6.38, rebooted, reinstalled it and ran update-grub. However, 2.6.38 is no longer available no matter how many times I run update-grub, and the only option left is 2.6.35. In my humble opinion, the Natty upgrade experience is rubbish. (blank screen, total PC hangs, boots into a blank screen with only a blinking cursor, NVIDIA official driver not working, bootable only into older kernels etc.)
I tried to update Linux kernel (2.6.39) but after installation procedure PC won't boot into NEW kernel, I get only BLANK screen, but hopefully older kernel works just fine (2.6.38-9), how to fix it, that I can fluently boot into 2.6.39?
im dual booting ubuntu and win7 (i installed ubuntu using wubi)yesterday i ran the update manager and i noticed it installed a kernel update.since then, whenever i reboot i get the boot loader menu asking me to choose between win7 and ubuntu, but when i choose ubuntu, instead of the regular menu that asked me which kernel version i wanna use i get a command-prompt-like interface with the title:
I would like to update my Kernel from 220.127.116.11 (from liveCD) to the 18.104.22.168, because of my modem problem (huawei e 169).>UBUNTU 9.10< I know that I can do it trough synaptic- but the problem is when I restart my pendrive, the kernel want be recognized. I think I have change something in some boot documents- but it looks here everything a little bit different than with HDD install:there is no menu.lst , etc.
Ubuntu 9.10 on my dual boot HP laptop won't shut down completely (my screen goes blank but the laptop doesn't power off just hangs with no screen display showing anything). I never had this problem before. It appeared after the 2.6.31-19 update.
After I push the power/reboot button and then restart the laptop, I am able to shut down.
After updating the kernel in Wubi installs, GRUB gets messed up. This has caused me to hold off on the HUGE list of updates in my update manager (I have never updated since I first installed 10.04, and this was just over a week ago). Are these updates important enough to potentially risk something bad happening? What is the risk of updating? Is this an issue with all Wubi installs?
I'm noticing that maybe twice a month the Update Manager is asking me to upgrade my kernel. Currently it's asking me to move to 22.214.171.124.25. Is this the smart thing to do? Are these primarily securtiy updates to the kernel?
I'd like to have my own script be executed automatically after doing a Linux kernel update. Is there somewhere i can link into this process that isn't touched by the update itself? The purpose of this idea is to try automate the installation of sound (alsa 1.0.23-2) and video drivers (nvidia from website) that i typically need to do after every kernel update.
After getting everything running nicely on 10.10 (after dozens of installs - long story, partially raid problem, partially noob, partially partitioning and Windows), I'm stuck with an unbootable 10.10.I selected all the "important security updates" when the update manager told me I needed to update everything. Upon rebooting, and picking ubuntu in grub, I get:
Error: unknown command 'record fail'Error: cannot read the Linux header Error: you need to load the kernel first Not exactly sure why at this point. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I can probably get in either through a 10.04 version that I have on another HDD, or through the livecd.
Note: if it's important, I did not elect to install the ATI proprietary drivers, and this is also the first update that I've done after installing medibuntu - a few boot cycles in between, so I don't think it's related.
After a kernel update ubuntu would not boot. So found this procedure using the live update cd. Update grub.cfg & delete everything down to but not including the first line that starts with 'menuentry' . Then boot works ok. A couple of weeks ago it started on my notebook. Is anyone @ hq listening & able to fix this problem permanently?
I used the update manager to update the kernel and whatever the other recommended updates were yesterday. I shut the computer down overnight and now when i try to boot into Ubuntu 9.10 i get a basic grub shell and when i try commands like "boot" it tells me there is no kernel loaded. I installed Ubuntu with Wubi so it is a dual boot system.
I've tried to access the Linux volume with a live OpenSuse 11 CD but there is no device to mount. It sees the entire hard-drive as if it hasn't been partitioned. I don't necessarily need to fix the installation. I just need to get my files back.
I just updated my kernel from 2.6.32-21 to 2.6.32-22 today. Now I am getting no sound. I have checked my mixer levels with both kmix and alsamixer. Nothing appears to be amiss. I tried rebooting with the old kernel and still no sound.
I was updating the kernel and left the computer to let it do its business. There was power failure and I don't know if the update completed or if it was in the middle of it. Now if I start the computer, it freezes up at the login screen. I tried to recover from grub, by selecting "Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-21-generic (recovery mode)". There were no prompts for input after this. The recovery screen is not updating anything after:
[2.348886] EXT4-fs (sda1): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem [2.349015] EXT4-fs (sda1): write access will be enabled during recovery [2.577641] EXT4-fs (sda1): recovery complete [2.578072] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode Begin: Running /scripts/local-bottom ... Done. Done. Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... Done.
When I come out of that screen (ctrl-alt-del), the problem repeats.
I have just done a fresh install of 10.10 (full updates) with my new HD 4870, downloaded the last catalyst 11.6 from AMD, I have done the normal procedure of the driver installation, Ubuntu booted correctly, i changed some options in CCC, one of them the "video tearing option" after that X crashed, rebooted the machine, but it stays that way, before the login screen, the X crashes (corrupted image) only reset button restarts the machine.
I removed the installed driver, purged the configurations and started all over using the deb package creation procedure of the driver and also the manual script installation, but it stays the same way, removed again the driver, installed the OSS driver, it logins correctly, tested also with the restricted driver of the Ubuntu repository, it works, but no "video tearing option".
Done a new fresh install of 10.10 (no updates), installed the driver and enabled the "video tearing option", everything is ok, but if I upgrade the kernel the problem returns (if "video tearing option" is enable), i managed to overcome the video tearing option by always enabling VSYNC. After all this, my question is how can I reset CCC settings via command line, the aticonf --initial dont work in this case, CCC is keeping the settings in some config file (I think) that I dont know the location. I want to do some testing, and its annoying to remove, install , reinstall the driver when the X enters this crash loop.
Did a fresh install of Fedora 12 on a system w/ FC8. hd0 is an IDE drive, hd1 a SATA drive.I successfully preserved the partitions containing /home and several partitiosn containing video data. (This is a myth box.) I had the installer scrub out the / partition. Installed a relatively minimal set of packages.It's up and running!
I bring up Firefox and the Myth install and configure Wiki page. One of the first things it suggests is create a new environment variable, $KVER, then reboot. I do this. When I check out $KVER it tells me I'm running:
Installed the atrpms repository information. I tried installing the rpmfusion repository, but apparently the FC12 information wasn't up yet. So, I thought I'd go atrpms-only. Per the wiki:
yum install nvidia-graphics
(My motherboard has Geforce 7050 / 630) There were a couple of errors about missing firmware during the install. Oi! I also noticed it downloading a new kernel. "Well!" I thought, "If the new kernel is messed up, I'll boot with the other from the grub menu, and try again."
Reboot. System stops dead after the BIOS hardware display. The message "FROM CD" shows. After that, nothing. Booted to Fedora 12 DVD. Hit Rescue. Confirmed that everything is there file system with. Confirmed that grub.conf was there, and looked OK. I edited it so the timeout wasn't zero and so the menu wasn't hidden.
Rebooted. Several times. Every time, it sticks right after the hardware display.I eventually looked up "master boot record" here and found some directions for resetting grub on the MBR. That did the trick.
I just got the new kernel update (2.6.32-24-generic, according to "uname -r"), and I went to restart my computer as the system requested. When I selected the new kernel from the boot menu, the Ubuntu splash screen came up, and then it did this subtle alternating shades of purple horizontal line thing. Then a vertical line appeared towards the right of the screen, and then everything faded into this cloudy, bright white splotchy...thing.
The keyboard was still responsive, and hitting ctrl+alt+delete restarted the machine, at which point I tried to replicate the problem, but everything loaded normally this time. My questions are: What the heck happened? Why? Is it dangerous? Why or why not? My machine is a Dell Inspiron 1501, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive, ATI integrated graphics, AMD 64 Anthlon X2 processor. I'm dual booting with Windows 7 as I learn Linux.