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Old 08-11-2011, 04:12 AM   #1
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The login screen is frozen


I upgraded from Lucid to Maverick and login screen is frozen. I received a message that gnome power supply is not OK and I have to contact the admin
 
Old 08-11-2011, 04:49 AM   #2
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I upgraded from Lucid to Maverick and login screen is frozen. I received a message that gnome power supply is not OK and I have to contact the admin
I don't know about "gnome power supply" but there is a Gnome Power Manager. You might want to have a look at it. If that doesn't help then please post the exact and complete text of the error message you are receiving.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:50 AM   #3
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I don't know about "gnome power supply" but there is a Gnome Power Manager. You might want to have a look at it. If that doesn't help then please post the exact and complete text of the error message you are receiving.
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Thank you very much but I am not able to to anything because I have the login screen frozen.After the boot the login screen appears and after that I am not able to do anything. That happend after I tried to upgrade from Lucid using K package. During the upgrade something went wrong.
 
Old 08-11-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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Sorry, you've lost me there. Where did the story about "Gnome Power supply" come from? Did you read that off your screen? You talk about "a message". What exactly did the message say?
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:47 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=jdkaye;4439530]Sorry, you've lost me there. Where did the story about "Gnome Power supply" come from? Did you read that off your screen? You talk about "a message". What exactly did the message say?
ciao,
jdk[/QUOTE
Ubuntu starts.
First pop up: UBUNTU 10.04
Second: the login screen appears
Third: a pop up appears for 10 second("installation problem. defaul values of configuration for Gnome admin usage weren't installed properly")
...and everything is frozen
 
Old 08-12-2011, 04:54 AM   #6
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Are you booting into a desktop environment? (a GUI) or into a virtual terminal. What does the login screen look like? black and white? colours?
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Are you booting into a desktop environment? (a GUI) or into a virtual terminal. What does the login screen look like? black and white? colours?
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I think it is a desktop environment. I have only ubuntu installed on that laptop. The login screen has colours.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 12:27 AM   #8
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So the screen appears and you are asked to enter your username and you password? Is that correct? When you enter them what happens? If you get a message please post the exact contents of the message.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:27 PM   #9
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So the screen appears and you are asked to enter your username and you password? Is that correct? When you enter them what happens? If you get a message please post the exact contents of the message.
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I am not able to enter anything. I had to buy a second notebook system because my dvd drive is broken. I am not able to boot in the text mode or anythig else. Anything is frozen. I attached the pictures of the login screen. If is not possible to fix that problem , I will try to install Ubuntu 11.04. Thank youbvery much for your support.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:55 PM   #10
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Well instead of BOOTING into text mode you can just switch to text mode by pressing Alt+Ctrl+F1. That'll bring you to a virtual terminal window with a login prompt, where you can login in the text mode and give commands.

If your machine is connected to a network, then you can issue a simple command to correct everything:
Code:
$sudo apt-get install --reinstall Ubuntu-desktop
It'll ask for your user password which you must be ready to supply, then it'll reinstall GNOME via network and all must get fixed. This must be a rather secure thing to do, I think. And upgrades, on the other hand, are known to be "not always" 100% successful, you know.

On the other hand, if you want to BOOT into text mode, then you need to:
reboot, keep pressing Shift until your GRUB menu appears.
Press "e" to edit the boot command (it must say on the GRUB boot screen what to press).
on the line with "kernel" you add in the END OF THE LINE the words "init 3". Like this:
Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-303093 root=UUID=***** ... [whatever else here] init 3
Then you press <Enter> (I think) to exit the editing mode and "b" to boot with the new command line.
That will boot you into text mode and you can do the same as above to fix up your desktop installation.

OK, you can always resort to this solution whenever you feel you're tired of trying other solutions which don't work anyway. This option to reinstall your GNOME desktop will not destroy any of your user data anyway, so perhaps it will save your time, too?

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Old 08-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
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Problem solved.

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Originally Posted by kostya View Post
Well instead of BOOTING into text mode you can just switch to text mode by pressing Alt+Ctrl+F1. That'll bring you to a virtual terminal window with a login prompt, where you can login in the text mode and give commands.

If your machine is connected to a network, then you can issue a simple command to correct everything:
Code:
$sudo apt-get install --reinstall Ubuntu-desktop
It'll ask for your user password which you must be ready to supply, then it'll reinstall GNOME via network and all must get fixed. This must be a rather secure thing to do, I think. And upgrades, on the other hand, are known to be "not always" 100% successful, you know.

On the other hand, if you want to BOOT into text mode, then you need to:
reboot, keep pressing Shift until your GRUB menu appears.
Press "e" to edit the boot command (it must say on the GRUB boot screen what to press).
on the line with "kernel" you add in the END OF THE LINE the words "init 3". Like this:
Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-303093 root=UUID=***** ... [whatever else here] init 3
Then you press <Enter> (I think) to exit the editing mode and "b" to boot with the new command line.
That will boot you into text mode and you can do the same as above to fix up your desktop installation.

OK, you can always resort to this solution whenever you feel you're tired of trying other solutions which don't work anyway. This option to reinstall your GNOME desktop will not destroy any of your user data anyway, so perhaps it will save your time, too?
Thank you very much. I consider this problem solved.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #12
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I'm glad it helped .
 
  


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