[ubuntu-uk] start up problems

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Feb 25 22:25:11 GMT 2007

gord wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 15:10 +0000, ged byrom wrote:
>> I am having problems at start up. I am using kubuntu edgy. My problem is 
>> that sometimes it starts up and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes I get 
>> "pc out of frequency" with some numbers in khz and hz. These numbers can 
>> change. Sometimes I just get a blank screen and I can't get anything if 
>> I press ctrl-alt-F1.
>> It might start up 1 in 4 or 5 tries. It will sometimes start in another 
>> kernel but sometimes it won't.
>> I have edited my /boot/grub/menu.1st and removed "splash" and added 
>> apm=power-off. It seemed to work at first but now I'm back to square 1.
>> Can anyone suggest anything else to try.
>> Does anyone out there know how I can get rid of the kubuntu screen so I 
>> can see all of the loading up on a permanent basis.I know it's pretty 
>> but I'd like to see what's going in and where it is hanging up
> are you sure its ubuntu/linux that is not working here? might it be the
> bios? 
> you could remove the usplash symlink in your /etc/RC0.d/ directory to
> stop usplash (the loading screen) to just get a normal text output but
> be sure to backup anything you start messing with :)

Or edit the grub menu and remove the word 'splash' from the kernel line.
You can do this at boot time, thus leaving your system unchanged.

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