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Old 11-13-2008, 09:19 PM   #1
hatmancan
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Exclamation Major Crash Problem in Ubuntu/kubuntu


i need help with the following problemm.i know you will need some more info but this is just a little of what has happened to me..


i am asking the following question?i tried to install kubuntu 8.10 to my hard drive..i waited for almost 5 hrs to download and when it did i now cannot log into my system..
i was reading this thread and thought maybe i have the same problem.
to give you some idea of my problems here they are.
dave@dave-desktop;~fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen:0
Opengl vendor string:S3 Graphic Inc
Opengl renderer string:Mesa dri pro savageDDR 20061110 AGP1x x86/MMX/SSE2
Opengl version string:1.2 Mesa 7.0.3-RC2
Segmentation Fault
dave@dave-desktop~$

i then ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
error message
xserver-xorg postinst warningverwriting possibly-customised configuration file;backup in /etc/x11/xorg.conf.20081108214244

so i ran sudo dpkg --configure-a
after that i have a list of errors as well if you need.

i have to switch from windows and this drive to get some answers..
i do have a ubuntu cd as well
2 hard drives one with ubuntu and one with windows
ps..i have also tried many other things to no avail
one being where i get to a screen with options to repair 4 different items,but neither will work

secondly i tried the below:

i recently downloaded kubuntu 8.10.
after it took all night to install i no longer can log in..
my xserver will not connect..i can get to root@desktop or i can restart and go to recovery where i get 4 items to choose..i have tried all 4 but to no avail..
i had to shut down and switch over to windows to send this email..
is there anyway i can get some help on this...??
please help
ty
hat

sorry for all the overlap but i have been searching everywhere for a solution
ty
 
Old 11-14-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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It seems your video card can't be recognized by xorg.
Do a search on google for your card under Ubuntu.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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i installed the recommended driver the site and when i installed all the problems occured..
i can only boot back to a gnome login and i cannot use mouse or keyboard
have tried the ctl/sysrq +reisub
no work for me..
i have 2 hard drives installed and 2 os's
1 is xp other is ubuntu
is there any way of trying to troubleshoot through windows? i can see alot of files on the hd
i seem to have 5 hard drives installed on my second if you can figure that out?
ty
hat
 
Old 11-14-2008, 08:26 PM   #4
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is there a way of reinstalling from a back up in open source?
hat
 
Old 11-14-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
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Quote:
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is there a way of reinstalling from a back up in open source?
hat
What did you use to backup?
 
Old 11-14-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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i didn't get a chance to back up
i was referring to where i put in thread of the xserver back up being in /etc/x11 or something to that sort..it is above in my thread..
i was wondering if it was like windows and do a restore or back up...

there must be someway i can get into that file to edit or something so the x server does not start up..
even if i could just get back to my kubuntu login...there has to be something to look for
 
Old 11-15-2008, 12:21 AM   #7
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Your first post: "my xserver will not connect"
Your second post: "i can only boot back to a gnome login and i cannot use mouse or keyboard"

It seems the thing has been becoming better

You can edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf under console environment, just press "CTRL + ALT + F2". After login into console, first do a backup of your "xorg.conf", then edit this file manually. Just like below:
Quote:
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20081115
sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 11-15-2008, 08:15 AM   #8
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thanks ;ittle
my problem is i can only get to the root boot
if i enter the commands above what do i do to edit the file
i have no idea of what i am doing
do you have some step by step i can use?
ty
hat
 
Old 11-16-2008, 03:51 AM   #9
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It is too difficult for me to understand your meaning, just do some guessing. My english isn't well.

You said: "i can only boot back to a gnome login and i cannot use mouse or keyboard". I think it is you can login into a gnome graphic desktop but only can't use mouse or keyboard.

I suppose your xorg server config file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" has some problem related with mouse and keyboard.

I remember there is a "rescue mode" in the boot menu, select this "rescue mode", you will login with root account, there should be some task options you can select(I only used this under ubuntu 8.04), you can select one to fix your xorg server problem, this is the first thing you can try;

If this can't work(basically, it should resolve you problem except your mouse and keyboard is very rare), you need do some googing for your mouse and keyboard under Ubuntu, then edit "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" manually. "sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20081115" is just backup your "xorg.conf" to "xorg.conf.20081115"; "sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf" is edit your "xorg.conf" with Vim editor. You can also use Nano editor. Do some googling for the usage about these editor.
 
  


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