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Old 10-28-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 9.04 freezes right before login screen

Hi all,

I'm having a strange problem with my system that I would appreciate your help on.

My system has been working quite well for a long while with Ubuntu 8.10 then at some point after installing certain update (I'm not sure which one is it). The box started to freeze when booting right before the login screen (I use GUI).

I have made a fresh installation for Ubuntu 9.04, which I thought it had solved the problem, but few hours later I faced the same problem.

Now what happens is, some days I manage to start the box, and some days I just can't regardless how many trials I give...

I have run a memory test which showed no errors. I also changed my display card, removed the display driver and installed it all over again. Yet the problem is still there.

Please help

Thank you
Old 10-28-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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Check your log files for clues, maybe a disk error? Look at /var/log/syslog for starters, if it seems to be a problem with x, look at the /var/log/Xorg.0.log* files. Check for a login manager log file too, for gdm there are usually a bunch of logfiles in /var/log/gdm/


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