[DC LoCo] thoughts on recovering from power off during distro upgrade?

Frank J. Gómez frank at crop-circle.net
Wed Oct 19 20:24:59 UTC 2011


I tried apt-get dist-upgrade, which produced tons of screen content, as well
as removing the timidity package.  Unfortunately the boot still hangs.

I'm not sure (nor have I ever been) how to interpret the contents of dmesg.
The last 20 lines of the file are here for anyone kind enough to help me
understand what they mean.  I can provide the whole file if that's useful.

[   17.037152] fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device
[   17.037154] drm: registered panic notifier
[   17.205310] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0x1a0b1, caps:
0xa04711/0x202000/0x0
[   17.244915] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as
/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input8
[   17.298958] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   17.308583] r8169 0000:07:00.0: eth0: link down
[   17.309368] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   17.494282] init: failsafe main process (1023) killed by TERM signal
[   17.495240] init: apport pre-start process (1187) terminated with status
1
[   17.495813] init: alsa-restore main process (1202) terminated with status
19
[   17.500457] acpi device:04: registered as cooling_device2
[   17.501004] input: Video Bus as
/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input9
[   17.501128] ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
[   17.501467] [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on
minor 0
[   17.501536] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) ->
IRQ 22
[   17.501622] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 51 for MSI/MSI-X
[   17.501656] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
[   17.531200] init: apport post-stop process (1239) terminated with status
1
[   17.578726] hda_codec: ALC662 rev1: BIOS auto-probing.
[   17.586628] init: gdm main process (1271) killed by TERM signal

Thanks,
-Frank

2011/10/19 Jeremy Bicha <jbicha at ubuntu.com>

> 2011/10/19 Frank J. Gómez <frank at crop-circle.net>:
> > Thanks for the advice.  I booted up the machine this morning and it
> wouldn't
> > get all the way to the desktop environment, but I was able to switch to
> > another console and log into the CLI.
> > Once there I ran sudo dpkg --configure -a, responded to a few prompts,
> and
> > watched the packages do their thing.  Afterwards, I
> > ran do-release-upgrade for good measure.  It told me it had nothing to
> do.
>
> I'd follow that with a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and another reboot
> just to make sure the upgrade finished.
>
> Jeremy Bicha
>
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