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Old 06-12-2010, 06:57 AM   #1
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Laptop Hangs after Welcome Screen (long)


Hi and sorry for the long post but I have two minor problems with Ubuntu which I've been running on my aging Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook for a couple of years now.

First, I recently upgraded to v10.04 with no problems. However, I've just applied the latest updates via Update Manager and the laptop will now hang after the welcome screen.

There are no error messages, just a black screen and the case fan runs a full tilt until I force a shutdown. I've waited 5 or so minutes to see if it's actually doing anything but it would appear that it isn't.

The only way to boot the laptop is to choose an older Grub menu option, then it boots up fine. It may very well be a hardware issue because another (newer) laptop in the household has updated no problem.

Is it just a quirk to live with? Many thanks.

Next, I tried to change the password of the admin account using "Users and Groups". It appeared to work but then I had to use the old password to log in again. On logging in I am prompted for the new password, the error message saying that the "token ring" password (I think it's token ring, I'm doing this from memory) doesn't match.

Again I can live with this quirk but it would be nice to put it right.

Many thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 07:05 AM   #2
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Pick the recovery mode boot - that will show your boot messages instead of the lame background image - let us know what the last couple of messages are.
Don't know about the password - I'll see if I can find a Ubuntu system around here somewhere.
 
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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Pick the recovery mode boot - that will show your boot messages instead of the lame background image - let us know what the last couple of messages are.
Don't know about the password - I'll see if I can find a Ubuntu system around here somewhere.
Hi and thanks for responding. The attached file shows what I think you wanted, it's a bit blurred but I think you can read it OK. Is that any use?
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:16 AM   #4
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That looks like a filesystem corruption, but that doesn't make any sense if the old kernel boots o.k.
Raise a bug on ubuntu - from the homepage go via support to launchpad. A lot more circuitous than it used to be.

For the password, I'm guessing keyring (token ring is an old IBM network protocol) - have a look here
 
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That looks like a filesystem corruption, but that doesn't make any sense if the old kernel boots o.k.
Raise a bug on ubuntu - from the homepage go via support to launchpad. A lot more circuitous than it used to be.
Thanks, I'll give it a go.

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For the password, I'm guessing keyring (token ring is an old IBM network protocol) - have a look here
That worked a treat, many thanks for helping me out, much appreciated. Have a great day.
 
  


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