Ubuntu Installation :: Garbled Display After Upgrade To 2.6.32-* Kernel?
Feb 4, 2011
I used Ubuntu 9 (Karmic Koala) for some time with no problems. When I upgraded to Ubuntu 10 (Lucid Lynx) I ran into graphics issues.After I log in, the screen scrambles (a purple/green mess)--impossible to decipher anything, although I can get out by marking the spot on the screen to click for a restart, so Linux is working behind the scenes.If I start in recovery mode with basic graphics, I have no problems at all (other than limited functionality). If I start the old 2.6.31-22 kernel, I see a bunch of "unmountable" errors in the startup script, but I can use Linux normally with no apparent problems. I'm running an IBM ThinkPad A30 with ATI Mobility graphics. Just to reiterate, the screen looks fine until I log in, at which point it goes bonkers. I've tried lowering the resolution, to no avail. I'm not running any proprietary drivers. What do I need to change in order to fix this?
I upgraded ubuntu 9.10 from the update manager- it had a couple of problems, and now when I boot there's no display- I'm pretty sure it's just the graphics driver since it loads up and plays the login sound.I'm currently running off a CD version of 9.10 and when I chroot the drive with 10 and sudo apt-get upgrade it says there's some stuff that depend on fglrx, and that it's not there.There were proprietary drivers installed before the upgrade- Is there an easy way to just run with non-proprietary drivers? Or to install non-proprietary drivers to another drive?
(I don't really know what I'm doing, if I need to boot to recovery mode and do stuff could someone please tell me how to do that? The only info I can find is maybe possibly press Esc during the os boot and that doesn't seem to work for me)
Recently I am trying to install the latest Ubuntu / Xubuntu but after the kernel messages the display becomes corrupted. The machine is a Clevo laptop with the dreaded SIS 671 / 672 chipset. The Ubuntu 8.04 is working flawlessly. Any other version I get several problems and depending on the mood of the system I get a vertical running display ( not readable ) or a left horizontal displaced screen (readable) ...
I tried more tan several CDs ranging from 9.01 to 10.10 both Ubuntu or Xubuntu. What is the plainest (simpler ) VGA mode in order to install it? I have tried vga=normal and even VGA =3 with no success. With the latest Ubuntu 10.10 I get another problem it simply does not recognize the HDD / SSD. I have traced the SSD problem with the sata_sis module in kernel 2.6.35 and up... Other distros have the same problem ...
I upgraded my HP Elitebook 6930p from 9.04 to 9.10. When X starts the display shows random lines. I can boot into "recover" mode from GRUB and get the command prompt. 9.04 worked fine so I'm pretty sure it's not the video card. The video card is ATI Radeon HD 3400.
I have a problem since an update some weeks ago but I cannot remember which one, because I thought it would get fixed so I didn't revert back.The display shakes very often depending on the type of window displayed and I think it has to do with the hardware driver (nvidia 185 restricted). Was there an update not long ago?
You can look at the problem there:http://www.......com/watch?v=Es0CVNmXGJ8.I had to record it with an external camera because using GTK-recordMyDesktop the recording is flawless.As you can see sometimes it's almost unusable.It has nothing to do with compiz or emerald or awn or any effect, because even with everything turned off I have the same problem.
I just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10.After the upgrade I can't open any GUI programs running as root.
Or using gksu I just get the password prompt and then nothing happens.Same thing if running from the System->Administration menu.This is the same for all programs, not just Synaptic.Any idea of how I can debug this issue?
i have a large data file for gnucash of several years in age. when i did the upgrade, gnucash starts and loads, and the main account appears to load, but there is nothing displayed. just an empty gray space where the alternating colors of the ledger should be.the account listing loads, and i can view other smaller accounts just fine. but the main ledger does not display. however, if i click on some areas of the screen, it will display what i assume is the underlying text in the bottom status bar.
and when a window or some other graphic element 'over writes' any area, some remnants of the former image remain.
I'm running 10.10 with an NVIDIA card which has a customised xconfig file (to allow use of an EDID file). This was working OK until I ran a set of security updates which included a kernel upgrade. Now when I try to boot the machine, it goes straight to terminal mode and will not run the GUI.
I recall seeing something about this before, but can't find the thread. It's a fairly simple fix to get the graphics running again, but I can't remember what the solution is.
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies. linux-headers-generic-lts-backport-maverick: Depends: linux-headers-2.6.35-30-generic but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages
I'm running the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 9.10 on an AMD64 dual core platform with all the most recent upgrades installed. After the most recent Kernel upgrade version 184.108.40.206 the computer failed to boot correctly. Extremely slow getting to the desktop and a general failure to preload any programs that I load on boot. I had to uninstall and revert back to the previous Linux headers which solved the problem. If it makes any difference I have the machine setup as an apache2 server along with my standard desktop environment.
I performed an upgrade via the Update Manager from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS and it seemed to go flawlessly. However, now I cannot seem to be able to remove the old Kernel from 9.10 in the package manager. It does not even show 2.6.32-21 as installed but it still shows the old Kernel in Grub. I did a sudo update-grub but it was to no avail.
I wonder if others have upgraded their Lucid kernel using the deb [URL]..repository. I have been using the repository for some time now without any apparent problems, and have gone from 2.6.36-1, through 2.6.37-10, and am now on 2.6.37-12.
All of these seem to work with no problems at all, but I am just wondering if other users can also report success, or if there are any trip-ups that might occur. I still keep updating the "standard" kernel from the main repos, ie 2.6.32-27, so I have that as a backup, but I'm just very curious about other people's findings.
I read recently about security flaws in the ubuntu kernel, and when I checked my kernel, it is 2.6.32-29-generic. I looked in synaptic, and I have the linux-generic meta-package - which should ensure upgrade to the latest kernel, and yet this is not being updated when I run update manager. There is a linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic, but the advice is not to install this directly (to avoid breaking dependencies, etc.), but to install the meta-package instead. Yet, the meta-package doesn't seem to be doing what is should do.
It seems that i am stuck using the 2.6.38-9 kernel, since no matter what i try, i can't update. I have had this problem since 2.6.38-10, but figured that the problem probably would solve itself after the next kernel update, sadly that was not the case.
I have had some worrying error-massages from dpkg about broken packages, which i believe might be the source of this problem, as it reported that the package "linux-image-generic" was broken. I removed the postinstall script from /var/lib/dpkg/info and updated both dpkg and aptitude.
I am not getting any more error messages, and if i look in the synaptic package manager, i can see that kernel 2.6.38-11 is indeed installed, yet i can't select it at bootup, even though i have tried to manually update grub.
I successfully installed Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix on an Asus EeePC in a dual boot mode with Windows XP. Because the computer has no CD drive, I used a USB stick to download the files for installation. Twice now, after upgrading to a new kernel (2.6.31-17 and 2.6.31-19 I think), when rebooting after the upgrade and selecting Ubuntu from the operating system menu, I get a message:
along with a notice about limited shell commands being available. The ls command results in:
(loop0) (hd0,3) (hd0,2) (hd0,1)
In trying some of the other commands, I get a message that a linux kernel isn't loaded. The computer still runs Windows fine - or at least as fine as Windows ever runs. I'd like to recover Ubuntu without doing another full installation.
I admit, my knowledge of LINUX isn't that great. That said, I thought I'd be able to pull off a basic upgrade (clean install of a whole new kernel, not patching the existing one) from the latest 2.6.31 in the ubuntu repo (I think it's 2.6.31-19.54 to be exact) to 2.6.33 (kernel --latest-stable) from source. I got all the config done, compiled it, and updated GRUB, rebooted to find that it had a "2.6.33.old" entry in the menu (not particularly relevant, I admit) even though I only ran the "make install" command once. Anyway, when I selected the non-old entry, it churned for a moment, gave a couple of weird screens for <1 sec each, and then gave me an error about a missing graphics module (I'll look for how to automate loading modules on my own, and see if I can port the existing NVIDIA module from my working kernel to the newer one) and gave me a list of options like "boot into graphics safe-mode" "boot to login shell", etc. and the mouse wouldn't work, so I had to use the keyboard to work the screen (i chose the shell login, since I didn't feel like seeing ubuntu's butchered face while it's in "graphics safe-mode"). I managed to get the computer to boot into the stock kernel, and am now wondering the following:
1). Do any of you guys out there think it's worth trying to save this kernel update?
2). How do I go about removing the "2.6.33.old" kernel & entry? (i've tried synaptec, the "make remove" and "make auto-remove" commands with no success.)
from Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-24-lpia to Ubuntu 8.04.2, kernel 2.6.24-27-lpia Drivers Lost / Missing: Wireless via USB, Printer, Webcam, Sound, etc. No indication whatsoever there would be problems with the upgrade except for the changes in /boot/grub/menu.lst which I merged by hand to avoid problems.
Please advise: A) What to do next? B) Where in the Ubuntu bugs do I open this bug?
I'm noticing that maybe twice a month the Update Manager is asking me to upgrade my kernel. Currently it's asking me to move to 220.127.116.11.25. Is this the smart thing to do? Are these primarily securtiy updates to the kernel?
I have a Dell Vostro v13 laptop that was shipped with 9.04. I upgraded to 9.10 and it told me it could not upgrade the kernel. The error message said something about a problem with the kernel file. I can still run the system and have not rebooted since the upgrade, but I need to be able to reboot eventually.
The System Monitor says: Release 9.10 (karmic) Kernel Linux 2.6.28-19-generic
Everything I have read says that 9.10 includes kernel 2.6.31. So I am afraid to reboot now.
I did a routine update of my ubuntu 10.4 (in wubi vista) to the latest kernel (something -26) and installed a java plugin for firefox. After a reboot, i open up the "Ubuntu" entry and i see a message flash accross the screen (something about hda,0,0 or sda im not sure) then it just reboots the PC. No command line or anything. No need to say im pretty screwed
My question is, is there any way to get my files off of wubi? Or even better can i restore Ubuntu to working again? P.S for some reason the two times i have tried to run a live CD on this laptop, it has corrupted vista.
I've been trying to get Ubuntu on my beloved 4 year old Acer desktop that's been chugging like a tank. However, after either a fresh install or upgrade, I would get the following error:"Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount to root FS on unknown-block(0,0)".I've looked here and there, and one of the issues it would seem is the kernel not recognizing my hard drive if I'm correct. One of the suggestions was to upgrade the kernel however, I have no idea how to do such a thing if I can't get into the OS.
I had problems with booting my PC after kernel updates several times. In the past I just reinstalled Ubuntu and after several tries with running Update Manager things were working again.This time I applied another recommended set of updates, including a kernel upgrade and got the usual "Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown-block(0,0)"After booting from a LiveCD and running boot_info_script I rebooted again and this time I am getting tons of errors which seem to be generated while running grub. After a few minutes of 'error: syntax error' and 'error: Incorrect command' scrolling through my screen, grub gives my a grub> prompt... Not what I expected!Here is the output of the boot_info_script:
Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ============================= Boot Info Summary: ============================== => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #1 for (,msdos1)/boot/grub. => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/mapper/isw_cagifdjehe_Volume0 and
I have two RAIDed disks (mirrored and showing OK during POST). The disk shows above as a6071eb5-6fc6-45b3-babb-c1a2156278d7. Ubuntu 10.10 installs fine from a LiveCD, but gets broken by kernel updates. I can see the original 1 TB disk when I start with the LiveCD and I can access all the files.