General :: Flashing Caps And Numlock On Init.d/kdb Stop?

Jan 21, 2010

When shutting down OpenSuSE 11.2, it sometimes locks up on the "init.d/kdb stop" command and the Caps and Numlock key just flash and I can't do anything but hold the power button to shut off. Why does it do that? I have a Dell 5100 Inspiron laptop, 2.4GHz CPU, 1.5GB ram.

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Ubuntu :: Kernel Panic In 9.10 - Caps And Numlock Key Flashing

May 6, 2010

I get the usual kernel panic that kills the system, everything is unresponsive, if the screen is in screensaver it won't come out just the usual caps and numlock key flashing, if I have a tty open there is nothing dumped to screen. I have seen this happen when transferring large amounts of files to a USB NTFS formatted drive, but I have isolated that and made it occur when just doing a dist-upgrade.

I am pretty sure it is hardware but I am not sure where as this is the second build (last was 7.10 so I thought I would rebuild). dmesg and syslog don't show anything obvious beyond the below in syslog shortly before the panic. May 6 21:52:58 computar kernel: [79.296570] ondemand governor failed, too long transition latency of HW, fallback to performance governor I tried disabling ondemand by simply doing the below to no avail.


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Programming :: Kernel Module - Flashing Caps-lock Led

Apr 16, 2010

I need a module that flash Caps-Lock led. Is it possible to use outb() function here for sending data to keyboard via port 0x64 ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Crashes On Install Flashing Caps And Scroll Lock

Nov 25, 2010

Have a HP Proliant DL380 which had Ubuntu installed. Have not used it for about 6 months but wanted to resurrect the machine. Switched it on and it would not boot. Went through the usual boot load then would freeze with a flashing scroll and caps lock. Thought I would just re install and recreate the partions but now when I try to install Ubuntu 9 from an offical disc I get the same error. I have attached a screen shot (well photo).

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General :: Init Script Approx 30 Sec To Stop?

May 6, 2011

Actually I used a skeleton init script provided in /etc/init.d/ and did some edits to run my own daemon process. This is my source code of file

#! /bin/sh
# Provides: statd
# Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop: $remote_fs $syslog
# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5


Where is a mistake and this script also not printing a "starting [DAEMON]" or "stop [DAEMON]" when I executed the command sudo service [daemon] start/stop

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Ubuntu :: 10.4 Freezing \ When Tried To Turn It On Some Of The Lights Came On And The Caps Lock And Num Lock Started Flashing?

Sep 14, 2010

I have a HP Pavilion dv4 that is 4 months old. Yesterday it suddenly seemed to restart then once I logged in it turned off. When I tried to turn it on some of the lights came on and the caps lock and num lock started flashing. Since then I have not been able to get it to work correctly.It once seemed to turn on but died again after the login window.I tried to use my live cd but the same thing happened. It started loading once, but then shut down again. Every other time it stayed dead minus the lights

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Ubuntu :: Keys Tab / Caps / Shift / Ctrl / Alt / Super Stop Working.

Oct 16, 2010

I'm running Kubuntu 10.10, with KDE 4.5.2, what I've noticed is every so often my Tab, Caps, Shift, Ctrl, Alt, Super keys stop working. I'd been running Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome and hadn't ever come across this issue. I'm not sure if this is related to KDE 4.5.2 or is possibly because I updated to 10.10 and would also occur on a Gnome environment.If I switch to my virtual machine (VMWare Workstation 7.1.2 build-301548 which I was able to get working on 10.10 using URL.... the keys work within that but if I switch back to my host desktop they stop working.To fix it I've found logging out or unplugging the keyboard and plugging it into a different USB port fixes it.

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General :: Change The Caps Lock Key To Control And Still Keep The On/off Nature Of Caps Lock?

Oct 13, 2010

Can I change the Caps Lock key to Control and still keep the on/off nature of Caps Lock? I've checked into using xmodmap and seem to have hit a dead end. Many people want to swap them, but they also want to swap the way they work. I'd rather keep my new Control key as an on/off switch for Control.

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Fedora :: Init: RcS Post-stop Process (1420) Terminated With Status 139?

Nov 30, 2010

Can't seem to get past this error Doing a google search resulted with no good answers that pertained to this issue. Not sure what's halting the system from starting up, but it just sits and hangs at this forever. Only able to view the error when booting into single user mode - normal boot hangs after "enabling /etc/fstab swaps: [OK]"

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Ubuntu :: Sudo Ifconfig Eth0 Down Vs Sudo /etc/init.d/networking Stop

Jun 10, 2010

explain the difference between these two commands. I'm currently reading about changing your mac address and both of these commands show up a lot. They sound like the same thing to me. Is one better than the other, or do you need to use both to change your mac address?

sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop

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General :: Kernel Panic - Not Syncing - No Init Found - Try Passing Init - Option To Kernel

Apr 19, 2011

Im am building a Linux distro. It will be very tiny and fast.

I only have a minimal linuxkernel (bzImage) who is 1,2 mb big. And then I have Busybox who is 174,6 kb big.

The commands in busybox is: cd, ls, mkdir, rmdir, wget, httpd, clear, rm, poweroff, halt, reboot, fdisk, mount, umount, free, and cp.

When I compiled the kernel i use initramfs/initrd function and point it to a folder where initrd/initramfs source is.

The kernel works OK with others initramfs/initrd files. But not with my own.


Here is how the end of the kernelcomplie look like.


Here is my init file who is the initrd/initramfs source.


The initramfs folder contains "bin" (folder) and "init" a file. No more.

The problem is that the kernel cannot find/read init file.

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Ubuntu :: NVidia 8600 GT - Commands Like "init 1" Or "gdm Stop" Made My System Freeze?

Apr 28, 2011

this is in fact my first attempt to try to work on a linux distribution and (dispite my problem) I'm still excited to work with it! I got the taste from messing around with my android phone, so I know a little bit of the syntax of the commands that are used, but it is realy basic.Now, my problem is my screen. I have two crt-screens ( inch and inch) which I can't manage to get working properly.

1. On a fresh install I had the problem that i couldn't get my refresh rate higher than 60 htz.I tryed installing different proposed drivers via the "system -drivers" (don't know if that is the right discription, I'm Dutch).The two proposed drivers didn't solve my problem.

2. I went to NVidia and download the Linux drivers for my graphical card (GeForce 8600 GT).I've gone trough a lot of trouble installing them: you can't install them when the Xserver is running, but commands like "init 1" or "gdm stop" made my system freeze (which is an other question: is this normal?). Eventualy I managed to install it by the "boot in safe mode"-option which I can choose when I boot my computer (I'm on a dual boot with windows 7).

3. Once the drivers installed it got worse. There was only one screen working and it worked only on a resolution of 640x480. It was just horifing. But with a lot of patient I managed to get one screen working at a resolution of 1024x768 and (again) not more then 60 htz, but the other screen was still stuck at 640x480. I kept playing around with it, edited my xorg.conf file manualy, broke it, restored it, etc etc. realy fun

4. This is the status ATM: both screens are working with twinview, both at a resolution of 640x480 (I can only select a lower one) and a refresh rate which I can't edit (stuck at "auto" and certainly way to low).I have an Nvidia driver which I don't like (it has made thing worse) but I can't unistall (I realy just don't know how to do that).I'm going to give my xorg.conf file at the end of this message.If this is a very typicly question, then I excuse myself. I realy have tryed to look for it, but couldn't find a thing. And if I found something, it was explained on a level of experitise much higher then mine.

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings: version 270.41.06 ( Mon Apr 18 15:15:00 PDT 2011

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 270.41.06 ( Mon Apr 18 15:15:12 PDT 2011[code]....

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General :: Remap Caps Lock Key To ESC?

Jan 24, 2010

I wanted to remap my Caps Lock key to ESC, both because I don't need the Caps Lock key and because it will make it easier to use vi. I know how to do this in X, but is there a solution that will work in command line mode too?

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Ubuntu :: Computer Seemed To Be Frozen - Reboot - No Init Found. Try Passing Init - Bootarg"

Jan 1, 2011

I've been dual booting 10.10 with Windows7 for about a month. Today is the first time I've encountered a serious problem.

This morning, nothing functioned properly after trying to open several programs. The computer seemed to be "frozen", although the mouse was working fine.

I decided to reboot, but then encountered an even bigger problem.

It failed to boot and got this message: no init found. try passing init= bootarg

The problem now is that it requires a Live CD session and I keep getting this: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)

In case it matters, I didn't install 10.10 from an ISO, I just upgraded from 10.04.

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Ubuntu :: Error - No Init Found - Try Passing Init=bootarg

Jan 20, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10 will not boot! System froze this morning, I restarted and it is now failing to boot. Starts loading grub and I get this message:

mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/04aa3697-7bc0-45b5-b86a-77a1e6534bd5 on /root failed: invalid argument
mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: no such file or directory
mount: mounting /dev on /root/sys failed: no such file or directory


I booted with 9.04 LiveCD discovered the drive could not be mounted-ran fsck -ln and it told me the drive has no valid partition table. I have had intermittent problems mounting flash drives before this, so I'm kind of worried it might be a hardware issue.Also have files on that drive I would rather not lose, so reinstalling is hopefully a last resort.

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General :: Keyboard Shortcuts - How To Map (Caps Lock To Esc) Only In Vim

Jun 8, 2010

Inspired by this question. I would like to remap Caps Lock to escape, but only when I am in vim. I would like to keep Caps Lock untouched while not in vim.

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General :: Remapping Caps Lock To Shift?

Nov 17, 2010

I want to remap the Capslock key to a Shift key. The reason being is the UK keyboard has a very large Caps Lock and a alpha size shift. I have been looking everywhere and there is a lot about turning it into a CTRL key but I don't understand. Can you give me simple instuctions I don't know what keycodes to use and what file to edit.

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General :: Enable Caps Lock By Using Echo Command?

Dec 23, 2009

How can i enable caps lock by using echo command. I know that by using syntax echo -e "33[3q" this only turns the capslock led to glow. but the capslock is not working i.e. the words are typed in small case only.

Then by using xmodmap command i.e. syntax xmodmap -e "remove lock = Caps_Lock" or xmodmap -e "add lock =Caps_Lock" doesn't work. On running this it shows unable to display.

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General :: Ubuntu 10.10 Freezes With Caps Light Blinking

Mar 4, 2011

i have been using it since a friend suggested to use it a month or so ago. I have knowledge of computers so I am not ignorant of everything (I say this for the linux pros in case this is a simple solution, and I have checked many forums before actually posting this question with no luck) and have tried several options. My laptop freezes at random times with the caps lock light blinking which seems a little strange. the only correlation I can make to this problem is that every time I use only wifi without the ethernet cable plugged in it will freeze. I have read a few forums that say it could be a bug in the wireless card drivers and some suggest it could also be graphic card drivers but it seems to only happen when wifi is enabled.I am using an ASUS G73 series with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 graphics card, 8GB DDR3-1066 RAM, Atheros AR9285 802.11n Wireless LAN adapter, and an Intel Core i7-720QM processor (1.6GHz/2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB L3 cache). I am also running Ubuntu 10.10 off of a 320 GB seagate Momentus and windows 7 off the stock 500 GB Seagate Momentus.

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General :: Cursor Can't Be Moved - Caps And Scroll Lock Are Light

Feb 18, 2010

During work computer can stop his work (cursor also can't be moved) and Caps Lock and Scroll Lock are light. What is problem in?

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Server :: Diffrence /etc/init.d And /etc/init.d/rc.d Scripts?

Jul 29, 2010

me the difference between /etc/init.d scripts and /etc/init.d/rc?.d scripts.

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Fedora :: Want NumLock Key On Upon Booting?

Oct 16, 2010

I recently installed Fedora 13 (64-bit). I am completely new to Linux. I want the NumLock key to be on upon booting into Fedora. I have tried turning that option on inside the BIOS but it appears that Fedora ignores it. Is there perhaps a way to do it within Fedora?

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Apr 5, 2010

I have tried everything including the "setleds" command and still can't seem to get my machine to have numlock on at startup. It is enabled in the bios. Anyone have this working and care to share?!

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Oct 11, 2010

whats the difference between restarting/stopping apache using 'service httpd restart/stop' and apachectl restart/stop. I know that using 'service httpd restart' is actually a script in /etc/init.d/httpd but what about apachectl?

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Aug 21, 2010

im using rhel 5 and my x screen is flashing nothing is displaying in itand im getting only single user modei checked /var/log/messages got the error'gdm_slave_xioerror_handler:Fatal X error-Restarting :0 '. i tried startx manually but it didnt worked.

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Jun 8, 2011

I'd like to have NumLock ON after booting. Is there a config file where I can add this and how?

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Oct 25, 2010

In KDE 4.5.2 I can't find where to lock up NUMLOCK. How do you do to have numlock on all the time? I have /etc/sysconfig/hardware/keyboard/kbd-numlock already on yes. If I try to change it I have an error : kbd service is not started.

See below :
# /etc/init.d/kbd restart
Loading console font lat9w-16.psfu -m trivial G0:loadable
setfont: putfont: 256,8x16: failed: -1
putfont: KDFONTOP: Invalid argument
setfont: putfont: 256,8x16: failed: -1 .....

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Apr 19, 2010

I'm using a laptop that doesn't have a numlock key and would like to be able to switch numlock on and off without having to plug in an external keyboard.Is there a command or app that will let me do this?

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Feb 10, 2010

I am running Centos 5 as a server(runlevel 3) without a GUI. Purely Text Interface. The GUI is not even installed.

trying to get numlock to get turned on before login,preferably at GRUB but at least before the login prompt. I have tried numlockx but as I have no GUI it does not work. How do I do this?

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Jan 26, 2011

I just got offshore and was trying to extract csv files with new software and the toughbook went crazy. When i try to boot it up it ends up with the black screen and flashing white x in the middle of the screen.Luckily the company have a back up to do the job but would like to try to resolve it on the rig rather than send it back to Germany

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