[ubuntu-uk] [Durham] Small graphics issue with Nvidia drivers
titterton.barry at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 18:49:05 UTC 2014
On 31/03/14 19:55, Martin Ward wrote:
> On 31/03/14 17:11, Barry Titterton wrote:
>> The problem is when I start the machine, after the BIOS text screen, the
>> screen now goes black with only the following two lines of text on the
>> Ubuntu 13.10 <name> tty1
>> <name> login:
>> (Where <name> is the ID of the machine)
>> I then wait for approx 30 seconds, without touching the keyboard, and
>> the machine will eventually go to the normal log-in screen. I can then
>> log-in to Unity as normal, and everything works fine.
> It sounds like some operation is timing out: eg detecting hardware,
> mounting a drive or something.
> The log file (usually /var/log/messages) should tell you where
> in the boot process the pause occurred and which operation timed out.
Google tells me that Ubuntu stopped using /var/log/messages around about
11.04, it now dumps everything into syslog. I cannot see anything
obvious in syslog, but I do not know how to 'read' syslog so I could
easily be missing something relevant.
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