Ubuntu :: Boot Hangs On "Stopping Save Kernel Messages" Or "stopping System V Runlevel Compatib?
May 16, 2011
Boot of a new minimal system hangs on "Stopping save kernel messages" or "stopping system v runlevel compatibility". I have ubuntu minimal iso x86_64 from usb stick created with unetbootin (don't have a cd drive on the machine in question), and after that I didsudo aptitude install gnome-terminal network-manager-gnome gdm geditsudo rebootnever got a system back. Annoyingly I can't boot into the recovery mode either, and it seems the keyboard is only semi-responsive (i.e. many dead keys when at the grub menu).qualms about reinstalling, but I've done this a few times and ended up at the same place every time.
I've just installed gNatty 11.04 on my machine the first thing I've done is to update via the terminal:Quote:sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgradeAll seemed fine but when I've gone to restart it gets stuck at this message while booting:Quote:Stopping System V runlevel compatibility've reinstalled but the problem is still occurring,
I was facing trouble getting my second monitor to even get detected (GeForce GTX 260) so out of desperation i apt-get'd nvidia-glx-179 drivers, I then used Jockey to enable that driver.
Since then, whenever Ubuntu tries to boot, it kills itself. And this is the process:
I power up the tower, the screen goes that nice brown shade as I wait for the graphical ubuntu logo to show me its loading, when it eventually does it very quickly cuts into a full screen not-really-interactive terminal window that shows the boot hanging at random spots in the boot process. Theres no clear pattern. At the time of writing, it hangs on "setting sensors limits" after "Starting AppArmor Profiles".
Im going to restart again, This time it hung up at "Checking battery state..." im going to restart again, Hung up at "PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned" Ill restart again, Hung up at "Stopping userspace bootsplash"
As much fun as this is, I have a website to develop and this is seriously setting me back. All i wanted was to display the site on my second monitor so i didnt have to swap window depths in rapid succession. This is.. more trouble than it seems to be worth... How do i NOT lose my data?
Its worth noting that all the lines say "OK" next to them, not one mentions a fail of any sort. When i Ctrl+C to break out, it doesnt, just gives me ^C
In December I finally filled up my root partition and broke Suse 11.1. I therefore resized my partitions and installed Suse 11.3 on /root. I didn't not touch my /home partition.
I notice that when I leave my machine and come back the screen has locked. I have tried to turn off the screensaver, but it hasn't worked. I have Googled, but unfortunately the screen shots don't look like what I have and the instructions to stop this do not seem to match what I am seeing on the screen.
Using one of my Ubu machines (11.04) while his machine is away at rehab. That machine has been running fine, but today he was removing his Android phone and his USB connected NTFS external (both using Safely Remove) and...Phone safely removed Drive gave an error (couldn't remove probably the device busy error) Reboot. Now it won't boot past that point ("stopping system v run level compatibility").
I installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 yesterday, and I've been trying to install my nvidia 240 drivers for it. I've done this multiple times on 9.## and it worked fine. When I try to install them it says i need to shutdown xserver. so I open terminal and type sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop screen goes blank and all there is is a flashing _ at the beginning. I'm not able to anything except type, but no commands work.
So, I tried starting it up in recovery mode root shell or whatever, and it shows the command prompt. Then I login, and it says welcome, I go to my downloads folder and type sudo sh NVIDIA...256.44.run and it says I need to be in telinit 3, so I get out of the installation and type sudo telinit 3.well that brings me up to a login command so I type my username then it askes for a password, which I also fill in.Now it says incorrect login. So I try again, and it keeps going on, but then I noticed that it puts the first letter of my username infront of Password.And the only way I can get out of that is by Alt + Ctrl + Del to restart, same when I shutdown gdm.
I have downloaded latest version of sun vm virtual box foe Fedora 13 x64. After installing and creating a VM when I want to start vm I got this error. And when I enter this command on terminal : /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
I get this error: Code: [root@localhost arash]# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup Stopping VirtualBox kernel module [ OK ] Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module [FAILED] (Look at /var/log/vbox-install.log to find out what went wrong) Log file:
Code: [root@localhost arash]# cat /var/log/vbox-install.log Makefile:159: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR=<directory> and run Make again. Stop. [root@localhost arash]#
I was trying to install VirtualBox through the YaST > Software Management but it is not working, someone in the forum told me that I have to download the OSE version and do it manual way. Finally I am able to start up VB but not able to use the network connection. Thus I am trying to do this:
/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. I get this error:
When I type dmesg, it shows me a bunch of info which I don't know what should look for. When I type modprobe vboxnetflt, I get the error: FATAL: Error inserting vboxnetflt (/lib/modules/18.104.22.168-1.2-default/updates/vboxnetflt.ko): Invalid module format. what should I do in order to get my VB to be able to connect to the internet?
I have a problem with my non-powered external UBS HDD.
When i right click it and choose "Remove safely", it vanishes from nautilus and the Places menu, but it continues to have the lights on and spin. I am wondering if it is really safe to remove my hard drives like that or if it is an issue.
Is there a way to stop conky from closing when I click on it? I have a few set up as a system monitor bar on the desktop, and I'd like to anchor them there from accidental clicking so I don't have to restart my script.
Ok so I just installed Ubuntu server 9.10. It started out as cmd line only, I ended up installing ubuntu-desktop package from apt ran startx, and from that point on when ever I start the server I get the gui login screen instead of the original cmd line prompt. Now Ive been surfing around the net trying to figure out how to get it back to the original cmd prompt login screen, I really want to use startx when i need a gui.. the main reason I installed this package is really for all the libraries that it contains as i will use a few programs (firestarter, powertweak etc) that use a gui and I figured to make my life simpler i would just install the entire gnome desktop package so i will have everything i need when i try to run these misc programs (most of them will be run thru x11 forwarding as this server will only have internet and power plugged into it) Ive tried disabling gdm startup Ive even removed the /etc/init.d/gdm file all together and it still starts X (i moved it to /usr really but it should(?) work the same as deleting it). there is no other desktop manager to my knowledge (kdm etc).
Ive tried rcconf it says gdm is disabled (i tried disabling it before removing gdm from init.d and nothing), I went thru trying to disable anything that has to do with xserver so far I have only found x11-common I dont think it starts up x but i disabled it anyway. Ive also tried "update-rc.d -f gdm remove" that doesn't do anything either seems no matter what i try i cant stop the gui login screen from popping up.How do i get it to start with the original cmd prompt login?? i am considering reinstalling to get it back but i will lose all my work and that will defeat the purpose
I've got a laptop with a touchpad. When my cursor is in a text box (ie: this one or abiword or email) and I touch my touchpad with two fingers it automatically pastes whatever is on the "clipboard." How can I make it so when I touch my touchpad with two fingers it does NOT paste any text?
I've got a bit of an intermittent issue with my audio in Ubuntu, which i run into when i'm listening to podcasts. As i'm listening to podcasts in google reader, it will suddenly stop playing. After this happens, nothing in reader will play anymore, and things from ..... will play only video, no audio.
While this is happening, I can play a pod cast in totem movie player in mp3 format. This'll work fine for a while, but eventually the audio will stop, forcing me to push play and then look through the pod cast looking for where it was when it was stopped.
It's pretty annoying having to reboot 2 or 3 times a day to get my sound working in firefox. I have to reopen all my applications and projects every time.
Also, I noticed this line in my /var/log/messages file.
Mar 30 17:10:06 jimbo-desktop pulseaudio: alsa-mixer.c: Your kernel driver is broken: it reports a volume range from 6.00 dB to 6.00 dB which makes no sense.
I'm just not too sure with the linux audio systems.
I have a fresh install of ubuntu 10.04 lucid .... When I went to download some files via firefox, I noticed that the downloads would stop before the download is complete. I tried to download a small 8MB file and it reached almost 4MB then the download simply stopped and firefox incorrectly informed me that the download was finished.. I tried several more downloads after that of various other files and the same thing happens. I have never had trouble downloading files before. I upgraded to firefox 3.6.13 before I noticed this problem so I do not know if it was doing it before I upgraded as this is a fresh ubuntu install.
I'm having trouble with printing a PDF that is in landscape mode. When I tell Okular or Adoble Reader to print a document in landscape mode, the text is Illegible. If I tell it to print as portrait mode, then I can read the text but the end is cut off and there is no way for me to tell Okular or Adobe Reader what the margins are. That option was grayed out.
I'm having another problem: When I cancel the job from the CUPS interface, it says it canceled the job but the printer keeps going and finishes whether I want it to or not. With 11.2, I was able to have it set up so that when I told it to stop the printer, it did so right away. Why can't I get the printer to stop in the middle of a job if I see something wrong with it so that I don't have to waste ink?
I'm trying to stop all the services on port 80 by I'm not entirely sure how.Infact, I don't really know what's running on port 80... I tried throwing a netstat -a in a prompt but I don't see port numbers anywhere so I can't figure out which PID to kill.Any ideas on how I can figure out what's running on port 80, and stop it?
I've been plagued with this problem for weeks. It finishes writing the DVD but after it ejects and reloads, it doesn't go through the verification process. Yet I never fail to hand-verify the DVD using 'cmp'.
In this case today I created a multi-directory DVD and had an .iso image made first. It's still sitting there in /tmp (with a backup copied to /opt so I can close out k3b). How would I verify the .iso against what's on the DVD? How does k3b do it? Hopefully this means a command line solution.
BTW what are the command line apps for burning and verifying a DVD? I'm not so hot on graphical apps for this task anymore.
I have a problem with the kernel update to 22.214.171.124. Up until 2.6.33.x my system boots fine, but with this update the boot stops at the moment that the mouse cursor should become visible. To resolve the problem, I've gone back to 2.6.33.x and removed the 2.6.34 kernel but I wonder what happens with the next kernel update. Anyone else having this problem?
I have updated to the new kernel that was available from 11.2 and now I cant use my system.
It boots up into kde 4.3.5 and then right when its just finishing it freezes everytime and I hear that last tone of the bootup sound ring continually until I force a shutdown. Anyone else have this issue with the update?
I've been tweaking my kernel for RT performance over the past few days, and just recently, it's begun randomly cutting sound playback, and I can't seem to figure out why.
Was watching a movie last night using VLC, and about 5 minutes in, sound playback just totally stopped while video kept working. Sound driver in VLC was set to Pulseaudio. I switched it to ALSA and the problem seemed fixed.
In Decibel Audio Player, the tracks randomly just stop in the middle of a song occasionally (every 5 songs or so, give or take), and a little red 'X' appears next to the track that got "skipped." Screenshot:
Don't recall it happening before I tweaked all the RT audio settings.
When building 8.04 servers, I reconfigure snmpd's logging options to prevent copious low priority messages being logged whenever our network management workstation polls them. I edit /etc/default/snmpd and change line 11 from:
Title is pretty much the best description i can give. I have a second computer that i'm trying to put ubuntu on except i just can't boot into it. I've tried multiple ways be it from usb, from cd/dvd, installing it through wubi and reinstalling... Every single time a get some error due to speech dispatcher not being enabled and that is causing it to get stuck at the splash screen...
I had Ubuntu 10 do this same thing for me. I'm using Natty now, and it worked fine until a few days ago, then out of nowhere it does this. I'm listening to a song and it plays all the way through, but when its done it doesnt play the next song. I can select a new song but when I do, it freezes. i'm using an HPG71 if that helps.