Ubuntu :: Unusual Desktop Layout At Random Boot Ups?
Aug 6, 2011
I'm having trouble with Ubuntu 11.04. Every now and then when my laptop boots into the OS (It's a Toshiba Satellite L10) I get a weird desktop layout, that I have never used before (it has happened a few times though).
Finally got around to updating from 22.214.171.124 and was surprised at the slew of warnings issued during the install. Rather than post them here, see: pastebin - Someone - post number 1792805 I would have bet money that the machine wouldn't boot after this, but it in fact did (whew). Since the kmp modules were not updated with this new kernel, I have merely suspicions....any one have the real reason for these warnings? Same type of warnings occured (thou I didn't copy the output) when I installed the ATI prop driver rpm. everything seems to work as normal so far, but it was so very different than many previous updates that I'm a bit leery.
I tried copying .gnome2 from my personal machine to another computer hoping my desktop layout would be manifested on the second computer, but it wasn't. What else do I need to copy from my home directory to the new machine to make this happen?
Also, is there a way to do the same with Firefox so that I don't have to reinstall the extensions? Copying .mozilla carried my bookmarks, but not my extensions. v
just installed ubuntu and for some reason whenever i do anything that involves downloading something or updating anything it seems to save to my desktop. I'm sure this is a simple issue to fix, i'm just a noob with this OS so i have no idea how to do it .
whenever I type certain things (backspace when nothing left to delete, tab to autocomplete in terminal, etc.) the screen will randomly go dim and then go back after a few seconds. it also happens when I try to use the rain or write with fire options.(though this might be normal)
I was sitting watching a TV show on the internet (streaming from channel 4) and all of a sudden I get a request from an unknown IP address, outside of my local network attempting to access my ubuntu desktop, I obviously declined straight away and stupidly didn't take note of the IP I've checked my firewall settings and no ports are being forwarded, everything is as it should be. I am running Ubuntu 11.04, and a little bit concerned. As of now I have completely disabled remote desktop on my laptop.
Running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, GNOME 2.3Keyboard Preferences utilityAdding any Spanish language keyboard layout makes my Alt_R not work in ANY layout! I see that it changes Alt_R to "Iso_L..." for all/both layouts, including USA layout. When I click "Reset to Defaults" it's fine again, USA layout shows Alt_R again. I've tried all the variants of the Latin American layout and the Spain layout and they all do the same thing.What is "ISO_L..." and what's going on?i DESPERATELY need my Alt_R to work!
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Desktop Edition and most of the time I get these random freezes and then I have to turn off my computer and reboot it back on. It's getting really annoying because I am constantly downloading huge packs of data and it freezes and then I have to start re downloading...
With my other computermore or less the same.Its a desktop PC with an spanisch keyboard. But i thinck i picked German keyboard during installation and now it starts always with german with some sort of 5 secs delay when setting it. I have to pick spanisch and i always delete the german layout, but after some time having it running, it resets to the previusly deleted german layout.
I got a new desktop and figured this would be a great oppurtunity to update to 11.3 (from 11.2) while migrating files.. However I have had lots of problems with it, right of the bat. My first installation got messed up right after it was done, so I had to redo everything. Now the system boots up all fine but I am experiencing crashes every once in a while. By crashes I mean nothing works; the system monitor graphs freeze, the clock freezes, system doesnt respond to key strokes. The only remedy is then to "force an unexpected reboot" (ref: IT Crowd). I have a feeling that it has to do with Yast or something related to Yast, as it is the only common denominator between the crashes so far. However the system doesnt crash everytime I start Yast so I cant really say anything conclusively..
I have also realised that when I attach a secondary screen the graphics get kinda screwed as well.. if that makes any sense... Here are my system details: Dell Vostro Desktop with Core i7 64bit processor
8 x 2.8Ghz 6gig ram graphics card: GeForce GT220
What could be the problem here? btw let me know if anyone wants to see logs from /var/log/messages
When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop I selected English US (dead keys) as my keyboard layout, but a couple of days ago I decided to change it to English US (dead keys ALTGR) so I just went to the keyboard settings and added the layout, then deleted the old one "English US (dead keys)", logged out and selected the new one "English US (dead keys ALTGR)", logged back in and then restarted, and now I can't boot into Ubuntu, all I get is Grub but when I enter to Ubuntu I get a black screen and the Caps Lock light blinking.
- The icons in my desktop is always changing randomly upon startup - Evince can't remember the last page i read before quitting - Unable to mount usb automatically (have to do 'mount /dev/sdc1/ /media/usb' and 'df -h' every startup)
All of these problems happened just recently. I thought they were coming from unresolved packaging but after upgrading and distro-upgrading from packman only, and gnome, the problems still persist. If it helps, here's my zypper lr -d
Just upgraded to Debian Jessie. I'm having a problem with the desktop and lockscreen that I never had before in Debian 7. Whenever I open the laptop to wake it up, there is very bad discoloration of the background. (screenshot : [URL] ..... )
Hardware is an IBM Lenovo T410 with no customizations. The graphics are factory nvidia. 3D acceleration works flawlessly, and I have no other issues except this background problem.
$ nvidia-detect Detected NVIDIA GPUs: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [NVS 3100M] [10de:0a6c] (rev a2) Your card is supported by the default drivers and legacy driver series 304.
I seem to be having a problem booting into ubuntu 10.04 (and 9.10 before I upgraded a while back). It's been ongoing for a while now, but I can't seem to actually even get to the login screen. Some kernels just give me a blank screen, and others hang at the ubuntu logo (http://i.cbsi.com.au/story_media/339...ic-koala_1.jpg). It seems to be totally random, and I can't seem to even narrow down which kernels do what. It seems to be a game every time I reboot. Perhaps it has something to do with the beta 2.6.32-rc6 kernel I installed (by clicking on the .deb) a while back? I'm not too sure how to uninstall it, but I first installed it I think back at 9.04, and it always seems to be the first option in grub. Can I clean out my old kernels somehow? Or is that dangerous?
Maybe it's caused by graphics drivers? "Safe mode" doesn't seem to work any better though. And I can't get to the TTY terminals by <ctrl><alt><1-6> either, which would suggest to me that it isn't a graphics issue? I don't see the login screen, nor do I always see the splash screen.
I'm looking for a script that copies a random .jpg from a random folder in my ~/Pictures folder to my ~/temp folder with a standard filename. This file will then be displayed in Conky. I can fix the last part, but I cannot find a way to do the first part.
how can I set the keyboard layout used by Debian to enter the password of my encrypted filesystem?
After my recent "aptitude upgrade", I have not been able to mount my encrypted filesystem anymore. I have discovered that the keyboard layout used to enter the password has changed. Problem is that with such layout I can't enter some of the characters composing the password. The encrypted filesystem looks intact, since I have been able to mount it and backup my files by means of a live CD. That means that I can edit any system file, if needed.
Every technique I have found to change layout cannot be employed in this case, since they rely on the system being up and running. I've tried editing /etc/default/keyboard, but that does not work.
After upgrade to 10.04, my disks are randomly named (sda, sdb, sdc) at each boot. My drive labeled "XP" is sometimes named "sdb" and sometimes "sdc", while my other drive "DATA" is respectively "sdc" or "sdb". This wasn't the case before upgrade with KUbuntu 9.10.
Due to this random naming, my auto-mount in fstab often fail at boot time !
Any solution for this (not found here by myself) ?
Is this linked to Grub troubles reported many times here ?
Not having a good night. Typing away on some code and load & run my latest changes in chrome, mouse starts lagging and system slows right down, ok maybe it's a bug in chromeI close chrome, try to get to a terminal to kill processes, no luck, go away for a while and come back hoping it sorts itself out, still frozen so I reboot.Now I get a horrible crash almost immediately on boot with a bunch of cryptic numeric error codes then:
Begin: Running /scripts/local-bottom ... mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: no such file or directory
I have a Raid0 setup (see below for details) connected to the ICH10R raid chip on my Gigabyte EX58-UD4P motherboard. On every second og third boot I get the following error:
Code: udevd-work: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/dm-1, 10) failed: no such file or directory udevd-work: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/dm-1, 10) failed: no such file or directory The system halts for a seconds or two and then boots on like nothing has happend.
My setup is as follows:
Two 500gb discs in Raid0 on the ICH10R. The first partition 100 mb is a Windows 7 system partition (gaming etc.) and then a 300gb partition for the actual Windos install. Then Ubuntu 10.10 with /, /home, /swap and then five data partitions. Grub is on the Windows system partition.
Ubuntu 10.10 x64 installed via USB. No problems during install. Besides that I have 2x300gb dics on the Gigabyte built in raid controller. Installed with a Hackintos setup using Mac software raid.My fstab looks like this:
Code: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
I am using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 (64 bits) in my Asus U30JC laptop (Core i3 M350, intel 4500MHD + nvidia 310M with nvidia Optimus, 4GB RAM). I am content with Lucid and I don't want to upgrade to 10.10 for now. However I read that the new 2.6.36 kernel has some good improvements, such as improving system interactivity while intensive I/O (such as copying large files), and improved energy management for i3/i5 processors (which I hope translates into more battery time, which is a problem of Ubuntu vs Win7 in my laptop).
I discovered I had 2 options: compile the kernel myself, or use the Ubuntu Kernel PPA (maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team). I decided to use the PPA, so I added it to my software sources and installed the generic"linux-lts-backport-natty" kernel (2.6.36-1).
Package installation went fine, and after reboot, I could log in to the desktop no problem. Everything seemed fine, but after a few minutes, the system freezes completely: mouse did not move, none of the indicators moved, even Ctrl + Alt + F1 did not work.Where is the log file where there might be a message related to the freeze? Do you think that the kernel developers would try to fix a bug that probably only affects people running the 2.6.36-1 kernel on a distribution that was not built around it?
Why is it that about 98 to 99% of the time my computer will boot to Ubuntu/Lucid just fine but on rare / random occasions after seeing the initial BIOS boot screen and initial cursor just after initial BIOS boot screens, the video will just go BLANK, i.e. does not boot to Ubuntu desktop ?
If I then do ALT,CRL,DEL sequence the SPLASH screen is displayed on the monitor and the system then reboots and then goes thru the complete boot process all the way to the desktop just fine.Why this occasional failure to boot completely to the desktop ?
I have triple boot pc (xp, ubuntu, and fedora), installed in that order. xp and ubuntu seem to be stable. i have had to pull the power cord 3 or 4 times while booted in fedora. i noticed the last 2 times i can still move the mouse around, but can't get it to open anything. the keyboard is locked up, can't alt-f1 or f2 or anything to get console. can't get it to do anything, other than watch the mouse tail move around (weird).
i installed a new power supply (and at least i now have a power switch - the old one never had one), but that didn't fix the lock up problem. i haven't ran yum update since the fc10 live cd gnome install. was planning on doing that later.. not sure how long it will stay up to download all the 300 or so updates. right now the only thing open is a terminal (can't type in it).. what should i look at to fix this lock up problem?
Code: Select allrandom: nonblocking pool is initialized and Code: Select allPM: Starting manual resume from disk etc.
When everything is ok boot took around 20seconds. But when this problem occur it can take around 5 minutes. It occure during normal boot, but there are some information about resume from hibernation in log. But I didn't hibernate it. And hibernation doesn't work reliably so I removed uswsusp because I tried to fix hibernation with installing uswsusp first.
My laptop: MSI EX600X-033Sk (C2D T5250, Nvidia 8400g, It has firewire, usb2.0, ...)
I tried to google stuff like "Jessie slow boot", "Stack on random: nonblocking pool is initialized" etc but I didn't found any solution.
I have an IBM server with a: "SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 07)", meaning kernel module CONFIG_FUSION. This is the real hardware, not emulated by vmware. With recent kernels (2.6.30-35) the boot results in one of three situations:
1.) Most common: kernel panic, way too long stack dump to see anything useful but did have a terminal briefly to debug this and its just not being able to communicate with the scsi subsystems, google for errors found nothing of use.
2.) Sometimes: A hang waiting for the scsi disks after the controller fails to initialize properly, does not pass in a couple of hours.
3.) Very rarely: A long wait for the scsi controller to initialize but a succesful boot afterwards. ACPI subsystems are taking all CPU power. This is the state the machine is at now, working somewhat.
I can boot the machine with a Gentoo live install disk (kernel 2.6.29 I think) and under that version the controller initializes instantly and there are no problems whatsover using the disks so the hardware seems to be solid!
There were some MPT changes in 2.6.25rc5 so thats the latest kernel I've tried. The errors during boot change to a bit more verbose but thats about it. Unfortunately I don't have a serial terminal with me anymore so cannot capture these errors but it was something about an "unexpected doorbell" with 2.6.24 and nothing memorable with .25. Long story short tho, googling the errors provides no solutions and the little I find points to the controller being too slow to initialize somehow.
I'm running out of ideas here and the server is burning fans like theres no tomorrow (ACPI taking everything it can) so is my only option to downgrade to 2.6.29 (and downgrade udev, lvm2, so on and on and on)? I can't believe I'm the only one for whom this has been broken for several minor versions.
- 2.6.29-gentoo (live disk) - works, blazing fast initialization - 2.6.32-gentoo-r7 - random boot failures and successes - 2.6.34-gentoo-r1 - same - 2.6.35-rc5 vanilla - same, better errors, zero useful google results.
I'm not very keen on longshot attempts since it can take a couple of hours of panic-loops to get the machine booted up again and the server functions cannot be transferred to another machine. Also, I'm a bit hesitant to mention this, but the boot has only ever succeeded when a serial cable with something at the other end is connected. At first it was the testing serial terminal and now its just a connection to a UPS.
Attached: bootlog of succesfull-ish boot with 2.6.34 (had to cut some out to make the sizelimit):
Linux version 2.6.34-gentoo-r1 (root@livecd) (gcc version 4.3.4 (Gentoo Hardened 4.3.4 p1.1, pie-10.1.5) ) #1 SMP Sun Jul 18 18:54:48 EEST 2010 BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
I'm not sure this is the correct place for this post, but since it involves a keyring, I'm making my best guess. Feel free to move it if I am in error. I have had a "tmp" directory appear under Places in the first grouping which contains "Home", "Deaktop", "Documents", etc. When I open this folder I find the attached png file.
When I look for this folder I find it is owned by root, but it appears in what should be my home directories. The only guess I have as to it's origin is that I recently formatted a USB stick as an encrypted device. I don't know if that is when it appeared or not.
Can anyone shed any light on what this folder is, and why it appears where it does? Somehow it just doesn't seem a correct placement.