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Old 11-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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reinstalled Ubuntu 11.04/Linux from usb flash drive and cursor frozen upon start up.


I reinstalled Ubuntu 11.04/Linux from usb flash drive and the cursor frozen upon start up. It worked the day before. I can get in with shift and access some stuff with TAB button also ctrl+alt+T brings me to terminal. I reinstalled 2 more times plus multiple restarts and still frozen. I did some stuff trying to figure this out and came up with the message "Cannot load old kernel image".I tried update manager and it concluded that dkpg couldn't be installed...tried to do it through terminal with the apt commands and either it says 'command cannot be found" or it just goes to the next command line. Should I reinstall on my flash drive and start again?
 
Old 11-18-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Did you check nautilus service is running or not? as:
Code:
example# ps -ef | grep nautilus
If it is not running then open a terminal and once invoke it using:
Code:
example# nautilus &
Also specify at which point it has stuck and mouse isn't working?
 
Old 11-18-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Ubuntu 11.04 is end of life and not supported anymore. I recommend to install a supported version.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
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outcome of nautlius command

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo example# ps -ef | grep nautilus
sudo: example#: command not found
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo example# nautilus &
[1] 3601
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo: example#: command not found


I tried it without sudo and same response.

It is frozen as soon as login appears. If I press enter I can enter ubuntu, but cursor is still frozen and most of the keyboard. TAB button works to highlight and open some files and some F keys bring me to a black screen.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #5
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"example#" is command prompt like ubuntu@ubuntu, and it is not a part of the command :-)
Simply run mentioned commands without "example#" as:
Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ps -ef | grep nautilus
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ nautilus &
And you don't need "sudo" everytime with every command. Sudo is required only before some admin (i.e. root) level commands/tasks. Whenrver it warns you with message like "you do not have root privilages" then only use sudo, else it's not needed for every command.

Last edited by shivaa; 11-19-2012 at 12:18 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #6
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lol...I am obviously a newbie...Okay I did what you said.

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ps -ef | grep nautilus
ubuntu 3059 2414 0 18:27 ? 00:00:01 nautilus
ubuntu 3587 3530 0 18:31 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto nautilus
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ nautilus &
[1] 3588
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$


This opened a window that brought me to the Home Folder containing sub-folders, but I am at a loss of what to do from here.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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So what is status of problem now? Any changes appeared after invoking nautilus i.e. is mouse cursor working ok or not? Please share the message you got after invoking nautilus.
If no changes made then similarly check "metacity" service too, as:
Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu$ ps -ef | grep "metacity"
If it is not running, then invoke it as well (but first read it's documentation):
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Metacity
Code:
ubuntu@ubuntu$ metacity --replace
 
Old 11-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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Unhappy I ran both commands again

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ps -ef | grep nautilus
ubuntu 3105 2498 0 22:07 ? 00:00:02 nautilus
ubuntu 5390 4365 0 22:44 pts/1 00:00:00 grep --color=auto nautilus
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ nautilus &
[1] 6696
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ps -ef | grep "metacity"
ubuntu 8187 4365 0 22:46 pts/1 00:00:00 grep --color=auto metacity
[1]+ Done nautilus
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ metacity --replace

Still frozen after reboot. Do the results of these commands look right?
 
  


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