i'm running 9.10. For no reaso whatsoever that I can fathom, ubuntu now boots directly to a terminal. I use startx to get to the desktop, but if i do that, after a short while, the screen will go black and then ubuntu will take me to the GUI log-in screen. I noticed that I'f I was using firefox I would have to go into system monitor to kill the process before I could restart the browser. I also noticed while doing this that most processes seem to be running twice.
I installed Ubuntu on w7 using Wubi and I set in w7 that it on startup automatically boots Grub without asking. Now when I am in Grub and when I select Windows 7 (loader) it goes black and returns to Grub so I cant boot w7 at all.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a machine with a dodgey graphics card. This machine will break on normal graphics mode but run fine in failsafe graphics mode. I need this machine to be able to be controlled remotely and this is where the problem comes in.
If this machine is being controlled remotely, it may need to be rebooted remotely. Rebooting it into failsafe mode at the moment consists of two prompts: one to put it into failsafe, and the other to "keep it for one session". Does anyone know how to reconfigure Grub or whatever else so it will automatically go into Failsafe Graphics mode without any user interaction? (BTW, where it asked me to "keep for one session" or "reconfigure now", I clicked reconfigure and it didn't do anything. So I need to do it manually)
I have windows XP with my system, I downloaded Fedora 13 X86.iso image from bit torrent.also GPG keys in this image are 0 byte size. I burned it drectly to DVD. but sytem is not booting directly from DVD even though i changed bootup setup priority to DVD.
I was experimenting with new splash screens in the plymouth manager when my ubuntu stopped loading into the gnome desktop. Ive tried to search for some solutions over the internet but i cant seem to find any. and to top it all of, the server from which i used to get updates from seems to have stopped running.i need help in changing my server via the terminal and to help restore my gdm.
The new 10.04 livecd diverts to a dialog asking if you want to go to livecd or install, which makes sense (shifting the choice away from grub, etc). However, I want to go directly to desktop: does anyone know exactly where in the boot process this diversion happens? I have a suspicion that it happens before the autologin, or somewhere thereabouts, but I haven't found anything after poking around initrd.lz. where to find the script that invokes the dialog?
With kde I can configure windows to "force" them always open in a specific desktop. I set firefox to open in desktop 1, openoffice in desktop 2, amsn in 3 and konsole in desktop 4.How can I do the same in Gnome?I'm using gnome 2.30 on Fedora 13.
I've a question about KDE desktop effects. How do I directly enable KDE desktop effects in KDE? Now I have to enable Gnome desktop effects, then KDE desktop effects will be enabled. When I select "enable desktop effects" and press "OK" in KDE, it will tell me "... X configuration ..." something. What the hell is that? I never met this problem in Gnome. Is it a KDE's bug?
In kde I can configure windows to "force" them always open in a specific desktop. I set firefox to open in desktop 1, openoffice in desktop 2, amsn in 3 and konsole in desktop 4.How can I do the same in Gnome?
have an OpenSuSE 11.4 (Linux 126.96.36.199-0.5-desktop) with XBMC (10.1) installed.During installation of SuSE, I've created a user called "xbmc" and enabled autologin for this user. After XBMC have been installed I added the following to /home/xbmc/.xinitrc - "exec /usr/bin/ck-launch-session /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/xbmc --standalone -fs"... so far so good - everything is perfectly fine..... or at least almost - when trying to play some musik I get the message "Failed to initialize audio device, Check your Audio Settings"... but if I close XBMC, log in to Gnome as root, open a terminal an su to user "xbmc" and start xbmc from commandline it works if I choose "Internal Analog Audio" in System -> System -> Audio Output. Now the spooky/funny parts appears... I check the options in Audio Output I see the following:
Defaults iec958 hdmi HDA Intel Defaults
When returning to auto-login - it stops working again... By the way - to be sure that it wasn't a rights-problem, I ended up changing the UID for the "xbmc"-user to "0" to ensure root-privilegies
Is there an application for booting into windows with just a click directlyfrom the desktop in ubuntu without having to reboot and make a choice in GRUB? From what I've heard, the laptops from dell that ships with a ubuntu netbook edition has a choice in the power menu for booting into windows. Is there a similar program available to the public?
Ubuntu doesn't load. While booting, it displays an error message saying some of the lists in ipblock couldn't be loaded, followed by a red-coloured "[fail]". Then, the screen goes black and shows nothing more. So, how do I stop ipblock from starting at startup (from the command line)?
get the delay from booting into gnome to actually getting up your desktop? Mine seems to boot, come to a purple background with a pointer, then after a while of waiting the panels and my actual background loads. Just wandering if anyone else gets the same. Edit > Happens regardless of what drivers i use for graphics so it's not an issue of open/closed drivers.
i m trying to install ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop from usb it hangs when booting so i cant even install it and if i try a diffrent flash drive does nothing but the odd thing when i use unet-bootin it boots up but i get an error on the install Note: i am on 64bit os and my only option is usb
In my home desktop there are 2 partitions for windows xp and redhat enterprise linux 5 server.Right now windows got corrupted and it needs to reinstall,but whenever i insert the windows xp cd it is not booting
I have done something fatal with my Ubuntu, that is in terminal I type: sudo apt-get remove gdm, then I delete usr/share/bin/gdm, when I reboot appear message that I must configure graphical manually, then I choose enter x-konsole or terminal, in the x-konsole I type: sudo apt-getinstall gdm, then I reboot use live CD, then Icopy usr/share/bin/gdm from live CD to harddisk. Then when I restart use harddisk, booting screen Ubuntu always continuous display and can not enter desktop.
This has probably been asked about before.... I would like to start apps in desktop 2, 3 and 4. To start apps during boot, I use two different methods: The .xinitrc file in /home/dan works fine under: "Add your own lines here..." Startup Applications in Gnome | System works well as well. Here, I can enter nautilus /dir and nautilus starts up just fine in that directory. But as I mentioned, I have yet to find a way to direct the program to run in a different desktop other than #1.
I put Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Desktop Beta 1 on a flash drive using 7-zip and am trying to install it on a (this is all I know about it) an HP G71 laptop, but when I hit Esc (as instructed) to interrupt the boot process, when I hit USB DEVICE, It starts up with Windows.Is there a way to do a basic install with wubi without booting up from the drive?!?!?!?!
I've installed some updates for Fedora 12 x64 and now I don't get the desktop, but a flashing cursor and no boot. After forcing a reboot it says something like "interrupting smolt update" and then shuts down. How do I get back to proper booting/desktop?