Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 Stuck In Loop As No Net Connection?
Jan 22, 2010
I haven't come across this bit of 'elitism' before but it seems with this install one MUST have a working net connection. Why is this? How do people without net at all get to install Karmic Koala?
I am using the alternate install from a USB stick (UNetbootin) and I have to use a separate USB WiFi dongle (not the Wifi built into this Thinkpad T43). The installer does not recognise the difference, so consequently it fails to find the dongle and gets stuck in a loop between 'Net access failed' and 'Searching for a local mirror' - I don't understand why it needs a mirror at this stage anyway as I downloaded the correct and complete .iso
Major catch22 for me as I am attempting a fresh install due to the upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 having totally screwed up my system - no ALSA, App menu gone doo-lally, etc etc - far too much mess to sort out.
On top of that, the trackpoint button has stopped working altogether and no amount of Fn+F8 switching makes any difference. Hmm.
Edit: Trackpoint somehow got disabled in BIOS during above aborted install.
I recently used a GParted CD to resize my partition with Vista installed on it in order to make room for another partition in which I installed Linux onto. I, unfortunately, did not back up my data. My Vista partition now does not show up in Grub and when I set it to just boot to the Vista install it will never boot and is stuck in a loop.
I tried using this guide to try to get it back. My problem comes about halfway through this guide when I go to repair my Vista installation nothing shows up under installations. I would really like to get my data from the Vista partition. I guess if I'm SOL then at least I'll remember to backup my data next time..
I just upgraded to 10.04 Netbook Remix.When I boot, it gets past the splash screen and to the desktop. Before it can load anything, it acts as if it is looping. The wallpaper loads, the screen blinks white and then it loads the wallpaper again... then a white screen, then the wallpaper.I've tried to bring up the terminal and can't do that. I've also rebooted in recovery mode which didn't help.I'm at a loss. I'm on a windoze machine now since I can't get on my netbook.
Not sure exactly how to describe it. I'll try to get a video for reference. The log-in screen comes up, I type in my password, hit enter, and the screen goes black and the log-in screen comes back up. I'm currently using a BackTrack installation (it sucks) and I'd like to go back to an OS that connects to the internet automatically, instead of me having to redo everything from a terminal upon startup
I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my pc and whenever I login to the desktop it shows the gnome panels, icons, wallpaper and then immediately goes back to the login screen. If I try to login again, it does the same thing all over again but sometimes it works. Is there any way to fix this?
When I boot into Ubuntu, it goes to the log in screen. I can type in my password and then the screen flashes black and then the log-in screen comes back. If I boot into recovery mode, I can log in via terminal, but if I type startx it just brings up a black screen and a mouse cursor and that's it. Did GNOME get messed up? How would I fix it? I have an Ubuntu LiveCD that I can use, so if I have to install any packages or something, would I be able to download them in the livecd and just install them on my broken installation instead of having to figure out connecting to wifi in a terminal?
I have been trying to get ubuntu 10.4 running on a Packard Bell Easynote r1004. Having had problems with 9.10 I tried 10.4 first booting from the live cd to test compatibility and was supprised when I was presented with a logon screen. Of cause I could not logon as there was no password setup. So I rebooted and went for a clean install. I set a username and password in the install process. When installed I entered the correct password, and it looked for about a second that all was going to be well, but then the password screen reappeared. I tried entering again in case of a type and even entering an incorrect password. The incorrect password was correctly rejected. I have reinstalled 3 times with 3 different copies of the cd all copies are official copies and they work on other pc's. It just returns to the passsword screen each time you enter the password.
It happens really randomly. Suddenly keyboard and mouse stop to react. Screen freezes. However if I have for instance skype running during that "crash", I can still continue to talk over internet. For me looks like x serwer crash. Xorg logs however are empty. I had to hard reboot only to get control over pc (magic sys key + SUB) only works. Trying switch to another session is not working. I run Slackware 13.1. Kindly asking to help me to solve that irritating issue. I pasted errors usually I find at Xorg.0.log.old after hard reboot only
Code: 184.108.40.206 #2 SMP Tue Sep 14 19:33:55 CEST 2010 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 8800 GT/PCI/SSE2 OpenGL version string: 3.2.0 NVIDIA 195.36.15 OpenGL shading language version string: 1.50 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
I have recently been running into the "EQ overflowing" message. It has been happening when I open an image with gimp or a xls with open office. I noticed some were having this issue with earlier kernels. I am using the nouveau driver to run two nvidia cards with three monitors. I am currently running the 220.127.116.11-54.fc13.x86_64 kernel. Here is the output of my Xorg.0.log file:
Fedora 15, fresh install.I changed the wallpaper from default to a solid colour. After switching between gradient to colour the system crashed logged me out and upon logging in it simply runs endlessly accessing my harddisk but never actually loading the desktop.I can kill X and reboot, but it's the same problem waiting for me on restart. I really don't want to re-install or delete users (to put it in context, I just spent 3 days trying to install Fedora because Anaconda doesn't know how to install GRUB correctly).
I have a machine with an MSI motherboard and gigabit ethernet. However, it only reports being connected at 100Mb/s. I have tried using ethtool to force the speed to gigabit but it doesn't seem to have any effect. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. Does anyone know a way other than ethtool to set the network speed?
I am finding the following problem. Just wanted to know anyone else has experienced these types of issues.My laptop is debian squeeze x86 with custom 18.104.22.168 hand compiled kernel whereas the desktop where I am doing ssh is a dual boot system with debian squeeze x86_64 with custom 22.214.171.124 kernel and ubuntu 10.04 x86_64. Whenever the desktop is running ubuntu, there is no problem with ssh. But when it is running squeeze many times ssh hangs, just after issuing the command. Sometimes it asks for password and then do nothing, otherwise it just remains at the ssh line itself Even the escape (~.) does not have any effect on that. Only thing possible is to kill the ssh process. There used to be no problem last week, but I think after an upgrade either on laptop or desktop, things went this way.
As a random thought I purged the firmware-realtek package and rebooted. Ethernet works fine now??
Fresh Jessie installed this morning with KDE. Wired worked fine during installation and initial boot. Reboot after package installation and only wireless is working right now. I did install the realtek firmware as part of my normal package list.
This is /var/log/syslog when it stopped working, and hasn't reconnected since. Cable is fine as it was working perfectly with a live Ubuntu shortly before I installed the system with Debian.
I have Debian 8.2 with KDE 4.14 and everything runs perfect, except for the internet connection. This problem happens randomly when I turn on my machine. Sometimes when the desktop loads, the connection is already settled.
But sometimes when the desktop loads, the wifi icon is still loading and keeps stuck at "setting network address". Since this problem happens randomly I really don't know what is happening here. My wifi chip is this:
I downloaded the 32bit iso from the ubuntu website and wrote it to disc using imgburn.
The problem is that when i boot from cd i get the loading splashscreen with the 4 dots flashing then it loads the ubuntu background and my mouse curser spins around for awhile then tells me the installer encountered and unrecoverable error and a desktop session will now be run so you may investigate and problem or try installing again. When it reboots it asks for a username and password. i use ubuntu and blank and then it does a loop and the logon menu comes up again.
the computer is an old acer aspire running xp home sp2
i tried it on another computer a dell laptop running vista and it worked fine and can up with the menu and i clicked try now and it booted into the gui.
I have a box built by a local shop (AMD Sempron 2400+, 1.? gig RAM). It used to have XP on it, but I replaced that with 9.10. I tried installing 10.04 from CD and encountered the login loop problem many others have experienced. I had it working once when I re-installed 9.10 and then ran the upgrade to 10.04. I got the login loop that had music up to the cymbal crash, which was clipped near the end. I tried the recommendation to switch to a command line terminal, log in, run sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm, and then restart gdm. It worked, and I should have left well enough alone. However, I thought that it would be cleaner to install from the CD. Unfortunately, when I got to the login screen I only got a blank screen when trying <ctrl><alt><F1> (or <F2, etc). <ctrl><alt><F8> took me back to the login screen where I still encounter the login loop.
I also tried the recommendation to run the install with the F6 parameter nomodset selected. That resulted in loosing the music during the login loop, although I've discovered that sometimes it's simply because the sound is starting out muted.
Another recommendation was to drop into GRUB when first powering up. It took me a while, but I finally found out that one must hold down the shift key on power up to get to GRUB. While that did let me log in to a command line screen, running dpkg-reconfigure gdm did not work, this time. Neither did the idea of editing the GRUB command line to replace quiet splash with nomodeset.
I have read many posts on this forum talking about this problem as it applies to Nvidia or ATI graphics cards. Has anyone had any experience with the VIA video built into a motherboard? Running lshw -C Display while booted from the 9.10 CD says that I have a VIA KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] video system.
A recommendation from one of my local PLUG friends was to revert to an earlier video driver that works. Is this possible? Can I take the video driver from 9.10 and use it for 10.04? If so, how do I find it -- what's it called, where is it, what is the 10.04 driver called, and where is it, and can I just change the name of 9.10's driver (if it is different from 10.04's)? If it isn't obvious that I really don't know how this level of things work, let me confess that I don't.
I just finished the upgrade of 10.10 to 11.04, restarted and now i can't login anymore, i'm stuck in an endless login loop.
1) Boot 2) Xorg starts 3) I see my user, login 4) Screen goes black like it's loading 5) Loop back to login
It's not a password issue, i can login in command line It's not a profile issue cause i tried creating a new user from the command line and it still loops. I looks briefly at the /var/log/... but i couldn't find anything relevant,respond ASAP this is my work PC.
I thought it would be simple since it's a very simple a relatively new machine (2months ago)
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 in a dual boot alongside Windows vista on an HP DV6000 laptop.It's been running smoothly for months. No problems.Today, I was in Ubuntu, and the Update Manager asked me to update (ok) and then said it needed to restart. I hit the restart now button and the system started to shut down, but never fully shut down. It's in a kind of loop, trying to start up, but not going all the way, and then shuts down again.I did a hard reboot but still nothing - the same loop. I don't even see my HP startup screen, nor can I access the BIOS, much less Grub.I put in the Ubuntu startup CD and it tries to read from that at startup, but then fails and returns to the same loop.
I just installed 10.04, it boots fine and gets to the desktop. I can navigate with my keyboard fine. but when i move the mouse around. after a few minutes the screen goes black leaving just the cursor. I can move the cursor around the black screen. then the screen resets like i did an auto adjust on the monitor and the black screen with the cursor comes back up. once again I can move the mouse. Then It "refreshes" again. Stays in this loop until I restart it. But nothing changes. I have re-installed twice.
Upgraded to 11.04 last night. On reboot, everything goes fine. I logon, my wallpaper shows, I get the Ubuntu sound, my icons appear, then the icons disappear, wallpaper shows for a number of seconds, icons reappear - then this loop continues. I've booted into recovery, run repair packages and update grub - but makes no difference.
Ever since updating to 9.10 from 9.04 I have been experiencing a logon loop problem. Maybe 1 in 15 tries is successful. When I was able to logon I was not able to mount the multi-boot Hd.. (Windows NTFS, Linux root Sda2, Home Sda3, Swap Sda4, + unallocated space). A error screen told me that I didn't have admin privileges.. Thats incorrect as I'm the only user and logged on at the time. Some other changes I tried also produced the same error. I found some clues on this forum to address the logon issue, and changed my resolution to 1280 x960 and that seems to let me logon each time as needed. But trying to mount the hd still results in the error message.
I cannot use the computer at the current resolution, too hard on the eyes.. (don't know how anyone could). My question is... Since I have the live CD for version 9.04 and that version worked just fine, how should I or do I need to delete ver 9.10 and than reinstall version 9.04? If I run the 9.04 install program will it automatically choose the Sda2 partition, or do I need to precondition and define Sda2 & Sda3, & swap drives again? Will it perform the installation seeing that theres a newer version already on the hd? Also is there a option to uncheck so I won't get any auto-updates because it appears that the newer version is not compatible with my computer.
I have just upgraded from 10.4 to 10.10 (x64), and now when I run gnu screen the new shell session goes into an infinite loop displaying:
Quote: Linux dave-desktop 2.6.35-22-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 20:45:36 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux Ubuntu 10.10
Welcome to Ubuntu! * Documentation: [URL]...
0 packages can be updated. 0 updates are security updates.
repeatedly until I hit CTRL-C and break out of screen. I tried tmux and that did the same thing, so it is a problem with the shell initialisation rather than with the screen program. However I can start bash, zsh or sh directly in a terminal with no problem.
I've been having problems with connecting to my router with my wireless card. Sometimes knetworkmanager attempts to the connect to my wireless via it's saved profile but it just stays on "Activating" for about 45 seconds then just stops. This only started happening a few days ago, so maybe the new kernel update has something to do with it?
I've tried to debugging the problem myself and have found if I reboot my router knetworkmanager can connect immediately to the wireless router, but also something interesting I found was is I assigned a IP Address and DNS manually on the saved profile it would connect with no problem (No reboot of router required), so it is indicating there is a problem with getting network settings. I've confirmed that the wireless card is not hard or soft blocked through rfkill.
I was using the box standard ath5k driver when this problem started happening and even went as far as a complete reinstall but ironically enough on first boot from a fresh install my wireless could not connect with the problem described above. I've since moved to the compat-wireless drivers but the problem remains.
I checked a couple of logs, one log file of significance was the wpa_suppliment log which was full of these messages: From all my debugging I can only assume that the kernel update is a possible cause for all of this as the problem occurring on first boot of a fresh install sounds like a general bug. I've got all of the requested information about my wireless card below, hope I've got everything:
I removed the LXDE and XFCE packages and now when I try to boot into F14 it goes into a loop between the login page and the fedora icon with blue background showing a X over the icon. In other words, it is looping between the login screen and the previous screen. I think I broke it good. Is there anyway to recover from this?
I installed F15 Xfce and now I keep getting the following message after i login: Could not loop up internet address for WXZ. This will prevent Xfce from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding WXZ to the /etc/hosts on your system. I tried a fresh install just to see if I did something wrong but I keep getting the same message.
when i tried to boot the system today, i got something like a dos screen with all kind of running commands, about USB input or something like that. i took screen shots with my N85 celphone, but i can't place them here since it's shown as black screen when i try to open them!
anyway, since it was a fresh install, i thought i should just save myself the trouble and reinstall ubuntu all over again. I'm doing it using a USB flash drive, like last time. i boot the system, choose "install ubuntu.....", then english language, after it the screen that check if I'm connected, plugged to power, and have enough space....in this window i click forward, mouse courser becomes like a circling thing and it keep going like this for hours! nothing is happening!i tried the option to use ubuntu without installation, and it's working, but same error as before happens if i try to install again! how can i solve this issue? like i said, everything worked great until this afternoon, and i made no changes at all
I tried to help my friend install Ubuntu 10.04 side-by-side with Windows XP on his Acer Aspire One netbook.Unfortunately, the installation process came to a standstill and it quit due to "unexpected errors". The second time I started the installation, I realized that the option for installing side by side was gone and that I could not mount the C: partition on Ubuntu. The error message is listed below:====================BEGIN ERROR MESSAGE======================Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 12: Failed to read last sector (299982847): Invalid argument
HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet, or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...), or a wrong device is tried to be mounted,
As a struggling nubie (i have only been using Ubuntu on my laptop for a year and loving it!) i tried to install ubuntu onto my other PC (Powermac G5 dual core 2.5ghz sata hdd PPC). I Originaly wanted to install to a seperate harddrive but with the open firmware on the ppc it seemed a little complicated and i went for a normal instalation.I was told that the alternate CD would be the only one that would install to my type of pc correctly. The instalation seemed to go okay, though at the end of the software install it flashed up with an error message saying that i had not finnished this task corrrectly. seeing as the error message was only after all packages had been retrived i carried on regardless.
I then rebooted after instalation and i can only access Ubuntu through the command line (no GUI) i tried sudo apt- getupdate and sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I then get the message;"Media change: please insert disc labelled 'Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_- Release powerpc 20100428' in the drive '/cdrom/' and press enter"I tried it with the live "desktop" CD and the alternate CD but neither of them seem to work giving me the Error "Unable to fetch some archives..." I searched for a release that corresponded "Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_- Realease powerpc (20100428" but i couldn't find a release on google apart from a page of server releases with the same release number.