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Old 02-23-2010, 11:09 AM   #1
sinchan_
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ubuntu does not start


Hello

I have a pc that cannot startt. The error gave is:

Starting Eprints Indexer
Eprints system error
we appear to be running as user : root
we expected to be running as user : eprints
eprints system error inducing stack dump at /opt/eprints3/perl_lib/eprints.pm line 91, line 123 and line 171

I can login with any user in a console but i'm not able to launch GUI, system doesnt repont to ping, init5 launch GUI but screen is freeze and does not show nothing.

There is a way to change the user that launch this application? Or any way to change the user who launch a service? I dont know how to repair this

Best regards
 
Old 02-23-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Hello

I have a pc that cannot startt. The error gave is:

Starting Eprints Indexer
Eprints system error
we appear to be running as user : root
we expected to be running as user : eprints
eprints system error inducing stack dump at /opt/eprints3/perl_lib/eprints.pm line 91, line 123 and line 171

I can login with any user in a console but i'm not able to launch GUI, system doesnt repont to ping, init5 launch GUI but screen is freeze and does not show nothing.

There is a way to change the user that launch this application? Or any way to change the user who launch a service? I dont know how to repair this
First, you need to provide details, like version/distro of Linux, and what's changed since this last worked.

Sounds like that eprints service, whatever it is, is causing a problem. Since you can get to a console, you can remove it from system startup, and the system should then boot normally. After that, you can try to start it manually, and perhaps get more information. Sounds like the problem isn't with Linux, but with that app.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 02:46 AM   #3
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the system has installed ubuntu 7.10

Can you tell me how to remove a service manually from startup? Problem started when I was updrading system to newer version (8.04 if I remember well) and I had an electricity cut

Regards
 
Old 02-24-2010, 10:03 AM   #4
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the system has installed ubuntu 7.10

Can you tell me how to remove a service manually from startup? Problem started when I was updrading system to newer version (8.04 if I remember well) and I had an electricity cut

Regards
Well, the newest version of Ubuntu is 9.X, so you need to upgrade to the latest version, not something that's still old.

And how to stop that service, depends on how it's installed/run. Some will put an entry into /etc/rc.local, some will have an /etc/rc.d/rc5.d (or rc3.d, etc.), entry to start it there, some will install in different places. Since it's not part of Linux, it's hard to put a finger on how it's run. Read the documentation that came with it.

And given the fact that you were in mid-upgrade when the system died, chances are, you'll have a LOT more problems than this one service. Best thing to do would be to backup your data (if you haven't already), and do a fresh install of the latest Ubuntu, then restore.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 09:22 PM   #5
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what Distro

This can happen due to wrong updates being applied. Ubuntu Gutsy for example can download 9.X updates. Make sure GRUB is loading properly.
 
  


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