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Old 10-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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System Won't Boot After Update, Elementary OS/Ubuntu 12.04 based


I booted up my computer 64-bit desktop pc (new build) after running the Update Manager yesterday and all I have is a black screen with white letters.
Iv'e never seen this before so I am not sure what is going on.

I hope that all my directory's and files aren't compromised-

Code:
Stopping save kernel messages
Aborting Preload: *Starting
Network Connection Manager
Reload
Checking battery state...
Stopping System V runlevel compatability
What can I try?

Any assistance is appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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Looks like it's fairly well on in the boot process. What happens if you hit <Ctrl><Alt>F1 to open a virtual console? If you can log in this, way, you could try running startx - you might at least get a helpful error message or could look through kern.log or other system logs for something enlightening. And/or, do you have a boot menu with recovery mode?
 
Old 10-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Hi: Robhogg-
Thanks for the quick reply-

I tried Ctrl+Alt+F1 and I was able to login-
Code:
Welcome to Elementary OS Luna
The website
Prompt to login
At login I typed "starx" and a small window opened and said:
Code:
Failed to load session "gnome"
With a black background and a small icon to log out-
Upon closing that window with the gnome message I got another message.
Which BTW has a lot of words cut off in the terminal that I can't see off to the left margin-
Code:
:) Log file:/var/log/Xorg.o log" Sat Oct 12 12 21 :21 2013
:)Using config file "/etc/X11/Xorg.conf.d"
Module: fglrx not found
)fglrx: No matching Device section for instance)
(BUS ID PCI:o@1:0:) found 
Module fglrx not found
-91ESXExtentionInit: No GL ES2.0 capable screen found!
Connection to X server lost
Waiting for x server to
shut down ddx SigGiveUp:
Closing logfile
me@-ms-7845:~$_   (flashing cursor)
I think the word to the left of Module is fatal but it's cut off in the left margin--
 
Old 10-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #4
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I do have the GNU Grub Menu (either before the login or after the gnome message) with the option to go to Recovery mode-

Not sure what to try waiting for your advise-
 
Old 10-12-2013, 11:30 PM   #5
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Quote:
Module: fglrx not found
)fglrx: No matching Device section for instance)
(BUS ID PCI@1:0 found
Module fglrx not found
You may need to update graphics
 
Old 10-12-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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While in console mode I tried:
Code:
sudo apt-get update install fglrx
After that I didn't get a prompt just a lot of output that I didn't understand-
Did a hard shutdown.

Not the OS is up and running but I have "unsupported hardware"
Looking for the driver for the Twin Frozer MSI Graphic's card-

I have forgotten how to install that driver--
http://support.amd.com/en-us/downloa...p?os=Linux+x86
 
Old 10-13-2013, 12:16 AM   #7
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I'm trying:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev
I'll reboot and see if the new driver install's-
 
Old 10-13-2013, 12:19 AM   #8
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did upgrade include new kernel & headers?
https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
 
Old 10-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #9
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I don't think that the kernel and headers were included.
I didn't see the installer for the Catalyst Proprietary Driver make mention of it-

I ran "uname -a" to see if a newer version of the kernel was installed and it was not. So the OS is still using version 3.2.0-54 generic.

Not sure what to try for that; Eddy1-

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Old 10-13-2013, 01:59 AM   #10
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I'm thinking from reading this page-
http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/fglrx-driver
That this might be my case and is the current circumstance.
Code:
Note that the driver will work without the kernel module, but 3D acceleration will be disabled.
Should I be installing these pkg's?
Code:
fglrx-modoules-dkms (=1:12-6+point-3)
fglrx-kernel-12-6+point
Plus the other 2 libgl1-fglrx-glm for i386 and for 64-bit
 
  


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