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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2014, 11:30:21 am »
Hi Guys,
Followed Mark's instructions, after the second command the reply was " no such file or directory"
After the last command the system rebooted to a screen with just Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in the bottom left corner, the mouse cursor was present. After a couple of minutes the screen went black and the mouse cursor has frozen.

What next?

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2014, 11:39:24 am »
Hmm, what's the output from:
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locate xorg.conf

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2014, 12:04:45 pm »
Hi here is the output:
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe
/user/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
/use/share/X11/xxorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
/user/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evaded-quirks.conf
/use/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-em dev-track point.conf
/user/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-Synoptics.conf
/user/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-mouse.conf
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-Wacom.conf
/user/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/51-Synoptics-quirks.conf
/user/share/man/man5/xorg.conf.5.gz
/user/share/man/man5/xorg.conf.d.5.gz
Hope this is helpful

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2014, 12:12:18 pm »
Don't know if this is of any relevance but if I go to Ubuntu advanced options select that then the recovery mode option, after a lot of writing on the screen it says resume normal boot, click this and the system does boot though it still shows the error in the top left that I mentioned in an earlier post.


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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2014, 12:51:16 pm »
Do you mean the system is fully functional, or does it still black screen & lock up?

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2014, 12:53:29 pm »
No it did not lock up or black screen, was able to connect to Internet, Firefox on it.

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2014, 03:34:33 pm »
Hmm, so it'll load fine in recovery mode, but not on a regular boot....weird.

There's a few posts on askubuntu about 12.04 exhibiting this kind of behaviour (e.g. http://askubuntu.com/questions/231324/can-only-boot-into-recovery-mode-on-asus-eee-pc-1005pe), and the only suggestions are a bug in grub (unlikely, as Peppermint would probably also suffer, plus it would have been patched by now), or a BIOS update is required. This might be worth a try, unless Mark or someone else has other suggestions?

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2014, 04:13:09 pm »
OK here is some more info, not sure if this is helpful but I have been "playing around" and this is what happens:
If , when presented with the boot screen, I select "Advanced Options" I am presented with the following:
Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-36-generic  if I try this it will boot but freezes at the desktop, no cursor movement.
as above but (recovery mode), this seems to boot OK, no freezing.
Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-64-generic, if I use this it boots and appears OK, however I do get a box containing the following message in the top left corner of the screen:  System program problem detected
              Do you want to report the problem now?
              Cancel             Report Problem
if I cancel, the box re=appears in the centre of the screen, cancel again and it disappears.
Next option,
Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-24-generic, if I use this this also boots exactly as the previous one.
Last option,
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic, booting with this boots but there is a problem as the screen appears to be in a mirror state, ie the writing is backwards, as though viewed through a mirror..
Each of the above options are also offered witha recovery mode, except for the first one haven't tried using the recovery mode.

Does this info give you guys any further clues?


Many thanks for your time,

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2014, 04:25:30 pm »
What happens if you hit "Report Problem"? If it generates a report file, can you post it here?

Also, what is the result of:
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sudo lshw -C display

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2014, 04:31:55 pm »
Here is the output:

derek@derek-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for derek:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: d
       bus info: pci@0000:00:0d.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:22 memory:de000000-deffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:dd000000-ddffffff memory:dffc0000-dffdffff
derek@derek-System-Product-Name:~$
Will check if anything happens if I hit the Report Problem key.

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2014, 04:33:03 pm »
If I hit the Report Problem button the sign disappears, nothing is generated.

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2014, 04:51:55 pm »
So if you boot Linux 3.2.0-64-generic in normal mode, it will function correctly apart from the warning message?

That is a really old kernel, we can probably do better than that but it's a bit fiddly for this time of the day lol

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2014, 04:57:23 pm »
So is this going to be a Kernel problem then? No problems about the time of day, I appreciate your efforts, just get back to me whenever you can with your suggestions for a more recent kernel.
Just as an aside the last 2 replies were both done from the desktop running Ubuntu through that old Kernel.

Once again many thanks for your kind help, look forward to your further suggestions.

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2014, 07:50:02 pm »
Have you tried the suggestions in this thread?
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=11915.msg95636#msg95636

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Re: Problem with 14.04
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2014, 08:41:47 am »
As Sezo says, might be worth following the steps in the linked thread to cover all bases.

There is a revised version of the proper 14.04 kernel out (linux-image-3.13.0-37-generic), might be worth trying. Just run this in a terminal:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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I doubt this will work though, so I'll keep looking at how to easily install an older kernel (but newer than 3.2!)

 


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