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Old 02-07-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Why wont my computer load up after packages installed


Hi everyone.

So a little run down..I know squat about Linux, my computer crashed and my buddy loaded it on..I have had it for about 7 months...

I usually go into the Sypnatic Package manager once a week. Well I waited almost a month to do it.

I marked upgrades and hit apply

A message came up and said i was good and to reboot.

It said ignore the message saying my computer wouldnt work right if exiting out?

I ignored, rebooted and it freezes when i get to the point to enter username and password..the screen actually looks crazy and i get the first letter into the username block and its it

i noticed when it first is loading up and message like this

squashfs-12m9 3.3-3pclos2007

says application failed to load...

then goes through the rest and the freeze..

I need walked through what to do and i am using my work computer so i cant get on any IM.....im not computer saavy..

Could you guys help me out?
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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I assume you are using ubuntu.
Did you try to do a repair with the ubuntu cd?
or start is safe mode?
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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i started in safe mode but i dont know what to type in

I dont even know what i am using....

i need help lol
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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It has been a long time since I used ubuntu, but is sounds to me that you are booting in command line.

At the prompt does it ask for "login"

if so,

enter your name
enter your password

Type something like
apt-get --update
apt-get --upgrade
reboot

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Old 02-07-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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I open safe mode

it says

Telling INIT to go to single user mode.

INIT: Going single user

sh-3.1#


what do i type in there?
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:05 PM   #6
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ok so i typed login

my name and password

now it says *****@localhost ^]$ what goes in here?
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:08 PM   #7
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I told you,
try
sudo apt-get --update
sudo apt-get -- upgrade
or something similar.

If not just type
startx
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:15 PM   #8
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typed startx

authentication failed cannot start x server
perhaps you don not have console ownership? giving up.
xinit no such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: no such process (errno 3) server error
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:21 PM   #9
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i turned the computer off come back in went to safe mode

typed startx

it went to blue screen says loading desktop and freezes again..
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:28 PM   #10
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You have an issue with gnome.
startx would have started gnome, but since it is not, I am not exactly sure how to help you.

When you logged in. You were running ubuntu linux without the gui.

Did you try
sudo apt-get --update
sudo apt-get --upgrade ???

Did you try using the ubuntu cd to repair gnome?

you could also try
sudo apt-get --reinstall squashfs
or something similar since you stated in your first post that is where you had the problem.


See if any of this works.

edit/
also instead of startx
try
startx -- -nolisten tcp
This will enable gnome with out the server since your error says
xinit: no such process (errno 3) server error

Last edited by okos; 02-07-2009 at 09:31 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:32 PM   #11
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do i type it as i see it?

it seems to want to start up but just cant...

do i type it like

sudo
apt-get--upgrade
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:59 PM   #12
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i really dont know what to do????

it starts like it will go to the desktop i can control my mouse now,,,, then it just seizes up.

i think i would need a run down on exactly what to type in from the time safe mode opens...
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by REUBER View Post
do i type it as i see it?

it seems to want to start up but just cant...

do i type it like

sudo
apt-get--upgrade
omit the quotes
"sudo apt-get --update" #first
"sudo apt-get --upgrade"

If that does not work. Type this exactly
su
apt-get --update
sudo apt-get --upgrade

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Old 02-07-2009, 10:31 PM   #14
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it has a bunch of options
-h help etc etc

this APT has super cow powers is the last line
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:34 PM   #15
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whether i am logged in or in remote

once i hit startx

it loads up and everytime freezes at loading desktop....

any ideas?
 
  


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