Ubuntu :: Gnome Does Not Start Correctly After Update?
Dec 4, 2010
I recently got the last round of updates, including linux kernel 220.127.116.11. after several programs froze up (i hadn't restarted since the update) i restarted only to find that Gnome starts up into a different look than I had it setup to (normally with a custom theme and without a login prompt). it now starts with a more basic theme and a login prompt which won't accept my password. something similar had happened before and i fixed it by booting into recovery mode and running dpkg, and having to reboot more than once but it returned to normal. I tried running it again and it hasn't worked, so I must ask for advice. I am working from Fedora 10 on the same computer.
I use ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox (upgrated from 09.10), host os is Win7.
3-4 days ago update of ubuntu required restart of Ubuntu (linux kernel was updated).
After 3 days (i.e. yesterday) I restarted the system. I found that flashlib in Chrome became to work unstable, some artefact appeared, and only scrolling down-up in browser allowed to update view of screen. I run update manager. It showed ~88Mb of updates for last 3 days.
After download of updates, apply changes was failed! I faced this first time (!). I remember message like "can not synchronize file /usr/share/..." or something like that.
I restarted ubuntu again. Now I could not login. System hangs after login. No Gnome menu appears etc.
I tried to fix issue using dpkg. I found that some lib (ure) related to OpenOffice was not assigned (version XXX required, but bersion XXXY found). dpkg offered to solve this by some combination. I did so. Then I run dpkg update, and no errors appeared.
Also I updated VirtualBox to version 3.2.4, updated VirualBox Additions via console terminal in ubuntu.
But still I can't fix problem with gdm/gnome.
dpkg-reconfigure gnome-*** did not help for me.
I tried to check logs, but I have not found something "interesting".
i recently typed in the terminal sudo apt-get upgrade, and it upgraded certain features. Now, after rebooting gnome doesn't boot correctly at all. Its missing several features/ the panels are not working properly, its not loading emerald or gtk. the only way it boots up correctly is in safe mode.
I got jdk, jre, tomcat, eclipse installed correctly (I'm sure about that)I can start tomcat and works fine, and eclipse too.but whenever I try to run server through eclipse (server->run) I got following message:
Code: WARNING: Failed to create work directory [/home/kossel/workspace/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.wst.server.core/tmp0/work/Catalina/localhost/_] for context  Feb 2, 2011 6:08:23 PM org.apache.jasper.EmbeddedServletOptions <init>[code]....
I recently installed 10.10, and I have not been able to get the gnome panel clock to work correctly. I will set it to the correct time, but every time I reboot it will be wrong by several hours. I have never had a problem in previous versions and I have always set the clock by right-clicking on the clock -> Preferences ->Time Settings. Am I doing something wrong or is there an easy way to synchronize with a time server?
IBM/Lenovo, ThinkPad X40 (circa 2005), 1.2G of RAM, 17.5G of HD (which reports some damaged sectors) - essentially a progenitor of netbooks in size I've been running 9.10 Karma Koala for about a year now since XP fell victim to a virus and I had lost my disc. I've very much enjoyed the stability of ubuntu, encountering only minor problems which have been easily fixed. I decided to allow my system to update to 10.04 via Update Manager, which it completed and attempted to reboot. My system would only display a black screen from then on out with no indication of loading 10.04. I downloaded and attempted USB reinstall with 10.04 and LTS, always ending with the same result. I'm curious if anyone has had similar problems due to unstable installers or should I assume my system is too old to move past 9.10 (which seems to run without difficulty). Not urgent for my purposes, but I'd like to stay with the supported kernel over time.
After doing software updates my system had to be rebooted after a kernel update, but when I checked in grub and using $ uname -r it reported that I was using 2.6.38-8-generic. Now ever time I install a program from the software centre it says that software can not be installed and gives me these details. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 in unity.
I cannot access ubuntu anymore. I have ubuntu 10.04LTS Lucid Lynx. Ubuntu always prompts me to do updates. On the last update, the system wasn't able to find 4 files online. So it aborted the update and reverted to the previous state. On the next startup I could still access ubuntu. But the startup after that I got the inlog-screen (with username and password), and even with the correct username and password that's as far as it goes. In the lower right corner it says:
Install problem! The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly contact your administrator. What can I do to access ubuntu again? I can, when I reboot, start up in recovery mode (but I have no clue what to do with the prompt). I can also start up older 'kernels': kernel 2.6.32-30-generic, 2.6.32-29-generic, 2.6.32-28-generic, 2.6.32-24-generic. Each of them also has a recovery mode. Not sure if this is useful at all though. Laptop: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology MT-37, 1.99 GHz, 1,00 GB RAM.
I tried to kind of beautify my CentOS 5.3. So I kind of break some rules ( like compiling tar balls.. ). To cut it short, I installed avant window navigator ( source, compile, etc ). Before that I also installed compiz ( which made my desktop kind of much more *alive* ). Problem is there are some bugs on AWN, then I think my webcam got affected too ( not showing proper display ). I then decided to uninstall compiz thru YUM. After this, restarted my system, then whooppss my Gnome, won't load properly. the AWN was gone, then the bottom part of my desktop was just black. I only got a top menu, which whatever application I open there's no top bar on it ( where you see the name of the window ). Also every application just shows up on my upper left corner of the screen. So I definitely broke it. So I switched to another session ( Ctrl Alt F2 ) then went into a terminal. I tried to load again another X Session ( Ctrl Alt F8/F9 ), but nothing comes up, am I doing that wrong?
Now in cases like this where the GUI is not loading correctly, what work-arounds are usually made? I did some tweaks by guessing everything will kind of reset by renaming my gnome hidden folders, but no luck. What to do on this situations? Is it possible to kind of switch to pure terminal session, uninstall whole Gnome package there, remove some settings, reinstall Gnome and everything will be ok again? Or is it possible if Gnome is broke like kind of start a KDE session? How's this things relate to XOrg11.conf something? Could anyone just give like some overview like which sits on top of what.
Since I can't fix my problem yesterday I just reformatted laptop and reinstalled 5.3 with Virtualization checked, and I noticed my kernel says "xen". I thought of trying this builtin virtualization software because I had problems with VMWare before also.
After a fresh install of Slackware64-current could not get X to start correctly with the nouveau driver. When ever X started display was scrambled. Only kde would partially work with desktop effects enabled, but very slow. Without desktop effects enable kde was also scrambled. After trying several things and googling came up with the following. To get X to work created a nouveau-kms.conf file in /etc/modprobe.d with the following text.
Code: options nouveau noaccel=1 The one draw back to this solution is that Kde will not start with desktop effects enabled. Hopefully this will help someone else with similar problems. Maybe someone else has a better solution. video card: Nvidia Geforce 6150se nForce430
28/12/2009 I installed Ubuntu minimal AMD64 and followed the following guide to install it as an HTPC using XBMC. Note that that date was after XBMC's 9.11 official release.[URL]...give and take really minor adaptions, since the guide is not entirely 1 on 1. The process installed XBMC Beta 1 though.
Now, when I do: - sudo apt-get update / upgrade The result is: Code: The following packages have been kept back:
libsdl1.2debian-alsa: Conflicts: libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio but 1.2.13-4ubuntu4 is to be installed.libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio: Conflicts: libsdl1.2debian-alsa but 1.2.13-4ubuntu4 is installed. sudo aptitude -> g -> results in a list of 45 files which will be automatically removed. Some of these are libvdpau1, pkg-config, pmount, xinit, xserver-common, xserver-xorg, *-core, *-input-all, *-evdev, *-mouse, *-synaptics etc. A lot of which are needed as aptitude reports by the package xbmc-common, which I suppose XBMC needs to operate.
I do not want to "autoremove". I did that before and that resulted in having a corrupted system and hence the new installation of 28/12. Any idea what is wrong? Why wasn't the official release installed and was Beta1 chosen instead? Why does Aptitude propose to have all these necessary packages deleted? And of course, why am I not able to upgrade to XBMC's latest and final version? How can I?
I was using simple backup config to backup home to an external drive and it was working fine for the past week or so and today after the backup the computer was restarted and I am unable to log on. I get an error message saying. "the configuration defaults for gnome power manager have not been installed correctly "
I did some googling and the problem is that / is full. I have been trying for the past three hours to delete some space on / so that I can log on. I used ctr-alt-f1 and I can log on there but whatever command I use to delete the root trash it fails. I get an error message saying /root/.local/share/Trash/files/ is not a file or directory.
delete root trash so I can log onto this computer. I have used every variant of sudo rm -r /root/.local/share/Trash/files/ that I could find including one using Chmod. I have already tried the commands found in this tutorial [URL]
I have a desktop computer running Linux Mint 9 with the Gnome desktop (not sure what version -- though by default Mint 9 comes with Gnome 2.30). Last night I tried adding a panel to the desktop by right-clicking on the existing bottom panel and selecting "New Panel". Please note that I've already got another panel at the top of the desktop on the left side on autohide and no expand.
When I added another panel, it placed a normal panel on the right side of the screen without any problems. When I right-clicked on the new right-side panel and selected "Properties", I changed the orientation to "top" (where there was already a panel, if you remember). After that moment, it seemed like the entire desktop environment crashed. Everything was completely unresponsive -- the only thing moving on the screen was the mouse. I couldn't do anything with the gui, not even shut the computer down.
Since the gui shutdown wasn't working, I switched to a different tty screen, logged in, and ran a shutdown command with the option to reboot. The computer shut down fine, and when it woke back up, the same problem was still there: Nothing loaded on the screen except for the background image and the mouse, which was still able to move but nothing else. I have the computer set up to automatically log me in, so I know it's not crashing before the user prefs are being loaded...
After restarting it again and getting the same result, I switched to a different tty screen, logged in, and tried messing around with stuff to no avail. I did notice, however, that the computer was becoming evermore sluggish, and something printed on the screen stating that a program had been terminated because of "not enough memory". It seemed like some process was consuming WAY too much RAM by itself or a program was accidentally forkbombing the computer. ...All because I added a panel...?
I just tried to start up Ubuntu and got the following error message. "The configuration deaults for gnome power manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator."
I then get a black screen, with the menu bar at the bottom, and a choice of who to log in as. No matter who I choose I get the same error message and then it takes me back to the same screen. It also gives me the choice of what session to use but again, no matter what I choose it just takes me back to the error message and the same screen. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on an Eeepc 901. I have the Netbook version installed, but I was using the desktop session. The last time my computer worked I ran update manager and it updated some Intel driver i think. Sorry I can't remember the exact details. Not sure if this is something to do with it.
about 5 mount ago, i installed WarZone game on my fedora 12 x86-64 and it's run correctly but when i upgraded my f12 to f13, my desktop won't start correctly after quit warzone. when i quit warzone, my desktop won't start correctly, and i have a black screen with mouse, and nothing else. i asked about this problem, on warzone's forum and they called me:
Quote: Most likely this problem has something to do with your graphics driver. But I would wait for more insight from others if I were you. It is a driver/library problem, so you should report the bug to Fedora.
I'm running 10/11 on a toshiba satellite. i kinda got tired of loosing stuff because i mis-timed the battery discharge, so some months ago i pulled the battery and just ran on the adapter (back ground, i don't know if it's nothing, related to, or caused the problem).
monday morning fired her up - boom got the power "gnome manager not installed correctly"message. tuesday, googled gnome then power then... you get the route, and found Fedoraforum.org, read the stuff, did the yum remove...., did the yum install.... everthing seemed cool. 2nd reboot she stopped at the "f/infinity/balloon" kinda logo.
i went to verbose startup and - all sorts of services were failing; the word deprecate(d, ing, tion) came up a lot "device full..." came up a fair bit as well. when i tried the "yum remove" approach again i got [rpmdb: write: 0x1fd48b0, 8192: No space left on device]. similarily on "yum install" same kinda stuff - deprecation, BaseExpection, deprecated..... kinda long winded. up till now (13 years)
I recently dist-upgraded from Debian 5 to 6 (squeeze). Since then, the xclock I run from my window manager's start script isn't displaying correctly (it displays only a "0"). The thing is, if I run the same command in my start script in my terminal, it works just fine, as it has always done...
I use this rather "old" X applications because I like my programs simple/not buggy/fast, and it's resulting a rather annoying problem (being that apparently nobody else has it...). All other programs in my start script (gnome-terminal, emacs, xmodmap, etc) are working with no problems whatsoever.
My window manager: sawfish
Command to run xclock in my start script:
Code: xclock -digital -brief -geometry -0+0 Attached picture: Top: xclock initialized by start script Bottom: xclock initialized by terminal
My ubuntu isnt working after i write my password and press enter it does nothig but gives a massage ''the configuration defaults for GNOME power manager have not been installed correctly'' the recovery console doesnt work too(same problem) the problem appeared after i installed bittorent client called smth starting with 'd'.
Opps should raed GNOME power manager problem, but im sure you all guessed.I get an error when i try and log in.The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. Please contact your computer administrator."I did try and follow the advice on other threads but nothing works so far.
I have an eepc- no cdrom drive.Right now im in malaysia so i dont have anyone to help me out. If you have any suggestions make them simple please i dont care if i loose everything on my computer just need it to work again
Right after I did the distribution upgrade on debian, the little launchers in the bottom panel don't work right. When I have many programs running, and try to click the launchers to change programs, they don't always change right away. If I click the program windows, (if they are not maximized) they change fine.
I can click on the launcher for the program that is currently running on top and it will minimize and maximize, but I cannot change to another program right away by clicking the launcher. However, if I first right click the launcher, then it will respond to the next left click and the window will come to the top.
I wondered if it is just broken on my account, not the whole system, so I made a different account on the machine and it does not happen there. The new account works normally. So I am wondering how to reset my profile or theme or something to make the left click on the panel launchers work.
I don't know what they are actually called, but I am not talking about the shortcut launchers to start the programs. I only mean the little minimized box that stays in the panel when the program is already running.
error message says "configuration defaults for GNOME power manager has not been installed correctly";however, my laptop was working fine this morning. Now it does not even let me sign-in. I was attempting to install a back-up software using the "Accessories" button icon and the computer stopped working. Now it won't let me even sign-in.I use Ubuntu 10.04 and had done an update successfully (or so I thought), but what do I do now?
This message is coming to you from my desktop computer while the problem exists on the Dell laptop. Its model number is Inspiron 9300.