stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 5 18:41:16 UTC 2008
I was transferring a movie file from one partition to another; while
that was taking place, I rotated to another face of the Compiz cube.
The computer froze on one of the pages. I waited in case it was a
memory problem, however, nothing changed.
The computer would not boot. I attempted boot in the (can't remember
the name at the moment so if you can figure out what I am trying to
remember, the choice at boot where you go into a different mode for
repair considerations) and the computer had a fail:
[215.456827] Buffer Error on dev.sdc Logical block 0 fail
Later it read, however without the red fail on the right the following:
LDM_validate_partition_table (): Disk Read Failed.
Next I got a page which was no longer on the black screen that gave me
repair choices which I tried both. Poor memory makes accurate recall
impossible, but if you have been here before, it had, I think 4 choices
the first being to resume the boot. I did 2 and 4 which contained an X.
Finally the only option was to resume the boot.
When I finally got the computer to boot to a screen, the mouse was
extremely sluggish. The keyboard worked to type in my password, but did
not work when the computer finally opened. The mouse worked, but each
open page would not move by dragging, holding doen the left mouse
button. Each were frozen in place. I could not accomplish anything so
I rebooted again hoping that that may correct something.
All the testing processes took extremely long. the sbc problem
remained. I repeated all the above steps and got a screen again. It was
difficult to get the packages that automatically open off the screen,
however, I finally got to essentially the same situation as before this
boot. Because the computer had been sluggish since installing Compiz, I
decided to remove Compiz.
The keyboard worked so I opened Adept Package manager. The computer
froze when I attempted multiple package removal of Compiz installations
and I had to start over. I couldn't yet write an email.
This time, I only attempted to remove compiz (a single package) and was
successful. I remove a couple more. Then I tried to remove the rest,
and got frozen in mid-process and had to start over. I am writing this
instead of attempting to remove additional compiz installations in the
hope I can get through to anyone with lots of computer knowledge who may
be willing to give me some steps of things to do to try to get things back.
I am poor and alone, and don't have normal conveniences, and I also have
an extreme need to be able to function on my computer. I know I have
bothered you a lot, but I am in a serious problem, needing internet
access and not knowing when it will leave again. TIA
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