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Re: Boot problems with latest kernels


On Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:03:40 -0400
Bob Trevithick <bob.trevithick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> bob@lub32:~$ uname -a
> Linux lub32 2.6.35-2-generic #3-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 10 03:23:25 UTC
> 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
> This is the kernel which still boots for me.  35-3 and 35-4 have been
> installed, but they hang with the all to familiar "Failed due to
> unknown userid (0)" which I gather is still being investigated.
I take it you are using 10.10

> I'm a bit puzzled, because I asked one other person and they hadn't
> been offered any kernel later than 2.6.32-22-generic.
These are the kernels for 10.04

> I'm wondering if anyone else is having problems, and if they've found
> any work-around?
> It's perhaps worth noting that, simultaneous with installing the
> alpha-1 of Lubuntu, I installed the alpha-1 of Ubuntu on the same
> computer.  Ubuntu is not displaying this particular problem.
> When I turn off quiet and splash from the Grub boot command, I can see
> that a few other commands get executed before the actual freeze:
> After the GLib-WARNING line about the unknown userid, I see these lines:
> Starting AppArmor profiles  [ok]
> Starting NTP Server ntpd  [ok]
> Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd  [ok]
> This is where the hang then occurs.  No key combination except
> Ctrl-Alt-Del is recognized.  Once Ctrl-Alt-Del is hit, I see some
> other text fly by too fast to read, and then it reboots and I'm back
> to the BIOS.
> It's worth noting, perhaps, that even with the kernel which still
> boots, I still see the GLib-WARNING line, but things manage to
> continue past there to the normal lxdm login prompt.
> If this isn't already known and being studied, then please advise as
> to any information you would like from my system.  It's just a
> garden-variety old AMD 3800+ with 4G of really slow DDR400 memory, and
> an nvidia GT7300 graphics card running the nvidia-current driver.
I believe there were some problems with the kernel and AND CPUs. You may have to remove/purge the offending kernels and reinstall.

> I'm not running the proposed repository.
> Thanks for any help or ideas.
> Regards,
> Bob
> There is one other, relatively minor, problem that they do both share.
>  Today's first batch of updates removed the VLC media player from
> both.  I installed it again, with no seeming ill effects.  It didn't
> ask to uninstall anything else to allow VLC back into the game.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)


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