stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 5 19:50:59 UTC 2008
> Without sitting at your computer it is hard to help, but sdc could be
> an optical drive.
I think someone is in my machine. While I was trying to respond,
Dick&Filesystems opened over the email. I had a thumb drive in when the
problem started. I removed it thinking that might have something to do
with it. My Microsoft mouse was possible going bad, however, I replaced
it with a small mouse I used for my laptop. It works fine. No media in
> Are you sure that you are not booting from optical
> media (LiveCD in the drive by accident)? Regarding the problem with
> Compiz, what video hardware have you, and which driver?
I don't remember. I am just trying to keep this machine alive long
enough to get the new computer working. This computer is a constant
problem needing repair. I can't move an open screen on the desktop
right now. When I open System Settings, most of the window appears off
screen. I can't move the window so that everything appears. I was
trying to see if I could get some information on my video card there.
> description that you gave is called single user mode, and you did the
> right thing by booting into single user mode, but I hope that you
> didn't damage your installation by running the repair tools, which it
> sounds like you may have done. If sdc is not an optical drive than I
> would hazard a guess at a failing hard disk, try using smart tools to
> determine that. You might want to do that from a LiveCD if you have
> one (the Kubuntu standard install is a LiveCD).
I can't access sudo or Adept or Synaptic. When I try to type in a
password it is like the keyboard doesn't work. Nonetheless, when I
write into an email the keyboard works fine.
If you can reply fairly fast, please do. I am so stressed. And there
is a guy that has been complaining about my posts about 5 times now. I
don't even know which post he is complaining about but he is
relentless. I just don't know how to please him. If you are willing
please contact me outside the List. Thanks.
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