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Old 05-30-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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Can't start my Computer


My computer will not start up it say's -bash: id: command not found and some other lines after that can anybody help?
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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We're going to need a lot more information that that. Computer, Distro, lines before and after the error, which Bootloader, How far into the boot it gets. etc., etc.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
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What exactly...

The computer goes through the POST sequence and then what happens exactly? Are you using a desktop or booting into runlevel 3? What are any error messages you receive? More information is needed.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
 
Old 05-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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computer say's

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We're going to need a lot more information that that. Computer, Distro, lines before and after the error, which Bootloader, How far into the boot it gets. etc., etc.
the boot sequence is as follows:-
Localhost login: user (automatic login)
Last login: the Date on tty1
[[2~-bash: id command not found
intel_rng: FWH not detected
pciehp: Device 000:02:00.0 already exists at 2:0,cannot hot-add
pciehp: cannot add device 0x2:0
pciehp: Device 000:03:00.0 already exists at 2:0,cannot hot-add
pciehp: cannot add device 0x3:0

Hope this is a bit more helpful
Thanking you
Paul
 
Old 05-30-2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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Ah, okay; thats fair enough. Its not id where the problem is (Thats a problem with your $PATH).

The problem is where it tries to handle PCI stuff. Whats in your PCI slots?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 12:41 PM   #6
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Ah, okay; thats fair enough. Its not id where the problem is (Thats a problem with your $PATH).

The problem is where it tries to handle PCI stuff. Whats in your PCI slots?
Sorry I'm not that computer savvy, where do I find my PCI slots, is it on F2 or F12?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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Bit of background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pci_express


Though it occurs to me, I never asked you the important one. What happens? Does it stall at some message? What is the last thing you see on the screen before you have to reboot?
 
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Sorry I'm not that computer savvy, where do I find my PCI slots, is it on F2 or F12?
WTF is F2 and F12?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #9
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:09 PM   #10
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And what might they have to do with PCI slots?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 01:12 PM   #11
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I don't know, ask the OP. Presumably OP was unsure on what a PCI slot was, or has his/her wireless card in one and one of these buttons controls that.

Its not a big jump in logic to assume OP is unsure or confused, this is why we ask questions of course.
 
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I don't know, ask the OP. Presumably OP was unsure on what a PCI slot was, or has his/her wireless card in one and one of these buttons controls that.

Its not a big jump in logic to assume OP is unsure or confused, this is why we ask questions of course.
Hi again, I don't have any cards plugged in or extra's added it is still in the some state as when it was bought and the last line before I have to re-boot is as mentioned on a previous quote.
Thanks
Paul
 
Old 05-30-2010, 02:15 PM   #13
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So to clarify,
Code:
pciehp: cannot add device 0x3:0
Is the last thing before it hangs?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 02:31 PM   #14
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So to clarify,
Code:
pciehp: cannot add device 0x3:0
Is the last thing before it hangs?
yes, as far as I can see, the full list of lines comes up one by one and then nothing else and I have to reboot as nothing else is happening.
Thanks
Paul
 
Old 05-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #15
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Has it always done this? Or have you changed something recently? Did it always do that autologin?
 
  


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