Ubuntu :: Machine Started Back Up - Frozen On Splash Screen
Oct 3, 2010
I installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS onto a blank hard drive with the prospective goal of running WoW on it. I installed Wine and all my security updates and restarted; everything worked fine, but I noticed that the system was suggesting that I get some "proprietary" drivers for my HD Radeon 4550 card. I proceeded to install them and was told that the the OS needed to restart to make the changes. I clicked the close button, restarted from the menu in the top-right hand corner, and when my machine started back up -bam!- frozen on the ubuntu splash screen.
I'm reinstalling now (after trying everything I could think of) and I just want to know how the hell this happened, and how I can avoid it in the future. I'm trying to make the switch from Linux to Windows, but this isn't making it any easier. Also: is there any way I can set up ubuntu to look and interface like a windows clone.
I just installed kubuntu desktop on my system, now when I boot my system, the kubuntu loading screen comes up (after the grub loading and before the login page). I've tried to change the screen by editing the grub menu list as told in some forum topics but it makes no change. How do I change my splash screen back to that of ubuntu or ant other image.
I wanted to change the resolution of the splash screen because it looked too big for the screen's area. I installed Start-up Manager, which I don't like any more because of this issue, and changed the resolution. The result was a garbled screen and so I reset to the original settings and re-booted. Now I have another garbled screen with 2 side-by-side very fuzzy/unreadable "Ubuntu" images.
The problem is simple. On Karmic, I had this wonderful splash screen, and it was fully customized. But once i reinstalled at lucid (my computer's HDD fried and it was under warranty), I didn't even get the standard ubuntu splash. If Someone could help me to get the splash screen back, i can do the rest.
My machine will not shutdown - It goes through the motions, it closes everything the green suse screen appears and the progress bar goes to the end. Then it flashes the keyboard lights and spins the disk down and then stops with the green splash screen - I have to press the power button to turn off.
If I re-install Grub 2 from the live CD should that reset all the personalisations such as as splash screen and colours in the Grub splash to default? In my case they are not resetting. I would expect them to revert to the default black/white you get when initially installing the OS. the Grub timeout to be a lot less than its supposed to be? e.g. the default timeout setting of 5 seconds is more like 2 or 3 in reality, and when I set my prefered value to 2 seconds it results in being about 1/4 sec or so.
Since updating my graphics driver on ubuntu 10.10, My splash screen has been inconsistant and messed up. Sometimes ill get random command lines mixed in with the usual splash, sometimes the splash wont show and it will just be black till the desktop appears, sometimes it flashes on and off. I originally tried fixing the resolution and just made the problem worse. Then I tried installing a new splash via gnome-look.org, but it just made my shut-down splash blank and didnt effect my splash at startup. I just want the original splash that ubuntu is supposed to have.
I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu, and on the start-up after I pass the GRUB it goes blank for a minute then briefly shows the splash for 5-10 secs and then jumps to the login screen. Also the screen is offset by about 10-15 pixels but from the login screen onwards it is centred. (It's also like this for if I'm in recovery mode) How do I fix this and Im wondering if it is a hardware problem?
I recently installed Ubuntu Studio and after an update the standard Plymouth splash screen began to show. I tried changing it back via the "sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth" method but I am getting a blue kbuntu splash screen instead of the ubuntu studio splash.
Last night I decided to download a few games using a different tool to the Synaptic Package Manager. I can't think of its name at the moment but it gave a brief description of each app with a tiny screen-shot. I'd like to find out its name but the only thing that will move is the mouse pointer.
I left the computer alone last night thinking that I'd given it too much to do and thought that it would resolve itself when I woke up. Sadly the computer is still frozen with only the pointer moving around the screen.
Is there any way that I can get the computer back to life?
Linux cj454lt 2.6.32-24-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jul 5 09:22:14 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/LinuxI noticed in top java was at the top of the queue.The machine runs very slow and takes forever to load mozilla pages etc. NOTHINGse is actively running on the box. No application this is happening at login time. Just start Mozilla. So I killed the java process and it seems to get better. Nothing looks out of the ordinary on the box
how to regain some type of display. I was trying to get a printer online. The printer was recognized but would not print. I went away from the machine for a few hours and when I came back I had a blank screen. I turned the machine off but nothing comes back up. All key strokes fail to give me anything.
it was possible to back up time machine back ups from a mac in ubuntu.
I use a mac at work and use time machine to back up to an external hard drive which i take home each day. I wish to back up the time machine back ups off the external hard drive each day to my computer at home just to be safe is this possible?
I have managed to open the hard drive and have enabled view hidden files so i can see all the files but i am unable to copy them due to permission errors
I've installed a JBoss-JON-Agent on a Linux-machine. Normally to start the JON-Agent I have to go to /opt/jboss/VGER1/Agent/bin/ and run ./ rhq-agent-wrapper.sh startBut sometimes the Linux-machine will be restarted and I have to start the JON-Agent manually.Now what I want is: when the Linux-machine is restarting, the JON-Agent will be restarted.
A few days ago I tried installing Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition on my laptop, since it doesn't have such a large screen. I installed it, restarted, and got presented with the login screen. I typed my username and password, waited for a while, sice it seemed to have frozen, and got presented with an error message saying something about "unity drivers" (the window didn't have a windows border, so metacity didn't seem to have loaded yet), and sorry, but I don't remeber the exact message anymore. I clicked the OK button, the system froze for a while again, and I got presented with the login screen again... This repeated itself 3 times, and then I came on the idea to set the session to Ubuntu Desktop Edition. It was slow, but it loaded, but it seemed to have loaded only half of the environment...
Today I decided to just try again, but with the Desktop Edition this time. I booted the CD into a live session, but all I got was a wallpaper with 2 icons jumping up and down. After waiting for quite a long time I got 2 error messages saying Metacity and Gnome-Panel had crashed. When I switched to command line mode (CTRL+ALT+F1), i got a command line interface wich was adding 2 new error messages every second...
Have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a couple of Dell Inspiron 2650 laptops (both 512M memory) and when they run, they're great, but they only successfully boot up maybe 10% of the attempts. Most of the time, the touchpad and keyboard are inoperative, but I recall sometimes the enter key gets me past my user Id to input password. Trying to enter recovery mode isn't any better, but once into recovery, I'll boot up in safe graphics, but it is probably only running because it succeeded in entering recovery, anyways. I have elected to to boot up in safe graphics, but they still both freeze. No error messages, just a frozen background/icons screen.
Ubuntu has searched the hardware and reports there's nothing requiring proprietary drivers installed.
After reading all the other problems posted, I figure my laptops are doing pretty darn good, but it sure would be nice not to set around starting up and shutting down, over and over.
I am installing fedora 15 in vmware 7.1.4.It tells me "Gnome3 failed to load and started in the fall back mode" when accessed in live-cd.Ever since fedora 15 beta or any other distros take gnome3 as default destop,I haven't experienced a beautiful normal gnome3
I received the Ubuntu CD by mail the other day and tried to install a dual boot with it. I first tried it out by running from the CD and the first problem I had was the screen froze after the splash screen. So I lurked around for a bit and found out that I can press any key on the screen with the keyboard and person to get to a different screen. At this screen I entered "F6" and then entered "nomodeset", this allowed me to pass the splash screen.
Next, I got into Unbuntu but I found out that the keyboard and mouse weren't working, so I lurked again and found out that I have to enter "noacpi" (sorry if I got that wrong, I forgot the name ). I ran by CD once more and everything worked, so I decided to finally install it next to my Vista. However, after installing it goes straight to the splash screen, and the freezing happens again. The screen where the keyboard and the person are not showing up so I have no idea how add the "nomodeset" and "noacpi". So my question is, how do I get to the screen where I can add both those things? Also, is there a way to add it permanently so I don't have to keep pressing F6?
If I choose to boot Ubuntu, the splash screen appears, but right when the login screen should appear, I get nothing. This is how it started: While update manager was installing updates, I hit ALT+F2 to get to the TTY. I did this because ubuntu now refuses to mount any usb devices whatsoever. (for more on that, see this link: [URL] Once I got to TTY3 or whatever, I hit ALT + F7 to get back to the GUI. All I got was a black screen and a mouse. The computer froze and I restarted. All I have now after booting is a black, frozen screen. ALT + any F key to get to TTY doesn't work.
I bought a laptop from ZaReason (zareason.com) with Ubuntu already installed. I am currently running 10.10. The machine has worked great but recently has had problems coming back from hibernation. This is a new problem and did not seem to coincide with an update or new software. When I try to "wake up" my laptop, it shows a bunch of text (I am not that computer-literate, so I don't understand the text) and becomes unresponsive. I will insert an image of my screen when it is frozen: DSCF7055.jpg
In the upper left corner of my screen, under my the applications menu, there's a small square that remains frozen no matter what I do, when I click on it, it responds as if it's not there, ie my desktop or current maximised window responds instead.
I am working on a "media center" project. It is basically a Ubuntu (or variant) computer with the output going to a TV and home theater system.I would like to know if there is any way to deal with a frozen full screen application with Ubuntu? Occasionally the media center software freezes, Ubuntu seems to still be running fine but I am unable to get control back from the frozen app, and have to kill it with the power button.
I am using ubuntu 8.04. I built the latest stable Kernel 126.96.36.199 (with ext4 enabled in .config as I needed to use some ext4 commands).Every thing looked fine and rebooted the machine. After entering username and password the screen is frozen before the desktop screen appears.I can log in and work in the fail safe Gnome though on thenew kernel. Any idea how to fix the problem? Or what I might be doing wrong?
Out of nowhere Ubuntu (intrepid, I believe) has stopped loading for me. When it attempts to load gdm the screen starts flashing at the splash screen and then eventually dumps me to the terminal. From there I can login without any problems but can not get the GUI to load.
When I run sudo gdm-binary it does the flashing splash screen again and then spits out the error message: WARNING: Unable to find users: no seat-id found. Then a few warnings about longest graphic displayed 2.5xxx seconds I tried running sudo dpkg-recondifigure gdm and relaunch gdm as above and it did the same thing.
I was not able to successfully connect to my wireless network through the terminal to try to update in the hopes of that fixing the problem. Perhaps someone can give me instructions on how? (I have tried but can not figure out how to initialize wlan0).
Or, is there something I can do from my installation CD?
I have been running 10.04 quite successfully, when I upgraded to 10.10, I have a problem with the newer kernels. If I let it boot into the latest one 2.6.35-23, I get the Ubuntu 10.10 splash screen for a second then a blank screen, same with 2.6.35-22. I have to run with 32-25 to get it to load the gui.
I have an AMD Sempron 2800, 1.6GHz pc, but I'm not sure if it's running 64bit.
I am reinstalling ubuntu mavericks as I could not get the first install to work right. I installed from a CD that I burned. 3/4 of the way through the "installing system" process the screen went dead. The cursor does not respond nor does anything happen with the keyboard. Be aware that I don't know very many things about what a keyboard can do. The screen has been frozen for about a half hour now.
Not beeing an expert on Ubuntu, but loving it running on my old Dell Dimension 2400 Series, I do have some issues after the upgrade to 9.10.
1) Frozen screen after a while working with the system. Cursor moves, but frozen 2) Black screen at startup.
Retyping this message again on my Mac Laptop as Ubuntu froze again. I took the following action: Followed directions as listed here [URL]
1. Select recovery mode from the boot menu. 2. Select login as root from the menu in recovery mode. 3. Type this at the prompt # sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg 4. Exit # exit 5. Now select Resume normal boot from the menu.
Every thing should be OK by now. This seemed to work, but after another reboot, black screen again. System Specs: [URL]. Running with 1 GB of Memory and 320Gb Hard Disk /w 2Gb Swap and 318 Gb Extended.