Ubuntu Installation :: Update Broke GUI Login - Gnome Power Management

Sep 1, 2011

Here's the error I get:
"The configuration has not installed correctly for Gnome power management".
Updated my 11.04 install via the update manager last night. When I turned my computer on today it wouldn't boot into the normal gui desktop. Where my normal login screen usually appears a different login screen appears with my username. I login. Screen flickers black for a few seconds and a page with a ton of text shows up for a fraction of a second ( too short of a time to read a single word). more flickering. Then I am returned to the slightly different login screen once again with the error. I tried booting into failsafeX gui mode. Same issue.

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Code:
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...

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Jul 26, 2010

System: Ubuntu 9.10, upgraded from previous versions
Architecture:64 bit
Filesystem:EXT4
DE:Gnome

Occurance of the problem: After using GParted to move unallocated space to a ntfs-filesystem. Yep. I did it again. No oops this time, for I have no clue why this error appeared and why I cant get to my desktop. No recent updates that couldve borked the system.Lately I have had to work quite a bit with some Windows-only programs, and I found myself out of harddisk space pretty soon, as for the last year or two, I worked almost exclusively with Ubuntu and only had a minimally sized partition set up for Windows. I needed room. No problem, I thought, I will start up GParted, move some of the unallocated space to the NTFS partition and be done with it. I have performed tasks like that before, so no problem should occur.

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"The configuration defaults for gnome-power-manager have not been loaded. Please contact your administrator."

So I did. I talked to myself and had to admit to the user that I did not have a solution at hand. User upset, administrator too. (They are no longer talking to each other.) Login is accepted, but after that nothing. Just a black screen with a mouse-pointer that can be moved around. Nada mas. Before getting to the login screen, there was something else that drew my attention, but again, I did not know what it meant. The error-message:

fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16 is udevd [527]: NAME: "%k" is superfluous and breaks kernel supplied names, please move it from /etc/udev/rules.d/51-hso-udev.rules:124
* stopping the Firestarter firewall...
9.10: clean, 467963/3055616 files, 8323370/12205383 blocks

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SuperGrub. It allowed me to boot, but thats it. No further steps taken, if only because SuperGrub does not support the EXT4 filesystem (yet?).I have heard people were able to get to their desktop after receiving this error by using a root account they had previously created. I dont have one, so that would not work.So, I did the three finger salute, stopped the gdm from the terminal, moved gconfd to somewhere else, hoping a new file would be created and the problem would be solved with that, but no. Restarted gdm, it worked but the problem remained.

Ok. Perhaps a reinstall of the GDM might work, I thought. Well, it might, but the problem is I have no internet connection and the usual way I connect my laptop is through phone-tethering. Not having a desktop will not allow me to make a connection.So, sudo apt-get --reinstall install gnome-power-manager did not work as an active connection is required. Also I dont know if that is going to solve the problem.So now I am in the dark. I have booted up a live CD, mounted my HD partition in order to check my /root/.Xauthority, but I could not even find the file.

I refuse to believe there is a serious problem with my Ubuntu install. As far as I can see, there is a problem with some config-files but the system itself looks OK. Reinstalling is preferably not an option, as I love my install and have been working with it for a long time now, with lots of user data on it as well. Also, I have not seperated /HOME, which makes a reinstall a bit of a drag. I am certain there is an easy fix somewhere, someway, but I would need some advice from someone more knowledgable than I am. The only thing I could think of is to find a way to reinstall gnome-power-manager without an active connection. I can download the .deb file with some other device than my laptop but I would not know how to add that to /etc/apt/sources.list. Also, I kind of doubt that the problem lies within a faulty power-manager.

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Code:
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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.

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1. after some amount of system idle time (it is about 5 - 10 minutes) Beagle starts consuming vast wodges of CPU time. I have dual core AMD 5200; both CPUs run up to about 70% usage until I do anything, like move the mouse. Then the usage drops back to the usual 5 - 10%.
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Sep 29, 2010

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There are power low options as follows:

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The UPS sends a message to the computer when a threshold you set in the UPS is reached, in my case 25% of battery left.

The obvious guess is that this warning from the UPS is the "When UPS power is low" however, I don't know. It's just a guess.

Looking further at the data I can get from the UPS the battery data is as follows:

battery.charge: 100
battery.charge.low: 25
battery.charge.warning: 50
battery.runtime: 760

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However, again, that's just a guess from what would make sense.

So my first question is, is there a way to know this information, and is there a place were these critical points are set, or are they all from the UPS. I'm guess there are some settings somewhere because not all UPSs are going to be able to supply this information. Some may only supply a battery level or some just a warning message so there must be some configuration for this somewhere.

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Through all the nut documentation it talks about powering down on once the battery level reaches the critical point (I assume that is "When UPS power is critically low"). I don't see anywhere however where it mentions handling "When UPS power is low" so now the question comes up, will it have any effect at all with nut installed, i.e. what will happen?

Of course I can just "pull the plug" and start finding this stuff out but Linux is all about having the information and "knowing" (assuming all works as it should) I am asking to find out where this information would be -- and become smarter for it

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