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Old 10-28-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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Cannot get into Ubuntu 9.10


Hello.

Upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04. I couldn't get past the splash screen which kept reloading (saw a message flash briefly about screen resolution). I got as far as getting an error message saying that the gnome-power-management was not installed correctly. Googled this and found that I could try removing gnome-power-manager, which I did.

Now, instead of getting the splash screen over and over again, the computer slowly makes its way to the login screen (which takes an eternity). Once I do punch in my login, this times it loops back into the login screen.

I have yet to make it in to try 9.10.

On 9.04, I had an issue with something like this. Ubuntu only worked when I could see at the boot screen: "Unable to load Description Tables". I don't see that message anymore since the upgrade.
(I remember something about ACPI or APCI but I'm not sure if that helps any.)


Thank you.
 
Old 10-29-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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At the grub menu when booting, press 'e' on the first kernel, delete the quiet and splash options at the end, and put acpi=off.

This will hopefully at least give you a clue as to what is going on during boot.
 
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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Weird

Thanks for replying.

I took away the "quiet" on the kernel. There wasn't any splash screen. I can't seem to get the line acpi=off to stick.

To explain a little more: When I boot-up, I get the Ubuntu splash screen and then a small white terminal window in the upper-left corner of the screen. I can't get to the desktop. I can only do so if I load the "recovery mode" kernel. I type "startx" and the desktop comes up; but then I do something (like maximizing the synaptic window) and I get the mouse pointer (that doesn't move) with a total black screen. Total crash.

??
 
Old 11-01-2009, 12:04 AM   #4
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The grub configuration is usually stored in the file /boot/grub/menu.lst ; to make acpi=off stick, you need to edit that file (with root privileges).
 
Old 11-01-2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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I thought in UBUNTU 9.10 it is stored in boot.cfg
 
Old 11-01-2009, 07:20 AM   #6
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You might well be right. I heard that they switched to Grub 2 and read somewhere that the config file indeed has a different name.

I have no experience with 9.10
 
Old 11-01-2009, 08:26 AM   #7
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But the OP upgraded, thus he didn't change the bootloader at all so it's still menu.lst.

It only changes for fresh installs.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 06:55 PM   #8
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Disabling IRQ #9

I got to change the /boot/grub/menu.lst and removed the "quiet" and "splash". Didn't change much except for a few lines.

Saw the line Disabling IRQ #9 ??

Don't know what it means.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 09:43 PM   #9
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