Can't log in with linux 2.6.32-21-generic kernel on Lucid

Tom H tomh0665 at
Thu Apr 22 18:02:18 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 1:35 PM, Laura Conrad <lconrad at> wrote:
>>>>>> "NoOp" == NoOp  <glgxg at> writes:
>    NoOp> On 04/22/2010 07:06 AM, Laura Conrad wrote:
>    >> The most serious of these is that I can't log in with the current kernel
>    >> (2.6.32-21-generic).  I'm running xubuntu on a thinkpad R41e.  If I boot
>    >> the previous kernel (2.6.32-20-generic), I get a black screen with
>    >> xubuntu and a mouse in the moon on it, then a grey screen with a larger
>    >> mouse over the xubuntu text, and then the login screen.  With the newer
>    >> kernel, I get the mouse in the moon for a small number of seconds and
>    >> then the screen goes blank and never comes back.  I can't get to the
>    >> terminals by ctr-alt-F<x> either.
>    NoOp> My guess would be that it's a video driver issue. However I can't find
>    NoOp> any specs for an thinkpad R41e (even on the lenovo support site - they
>    NoOp> only list R40).
> Sorry, it's an R50e.  Remembering numbers is what computers are for.
>    NoOp> - What graphics card & which drivers are you using?
> I didn't change anything.  It's been running ubuntu since I got it,
> except when I *have* to boot windows, and the graphics haven't been a
> problem before.  Here's the output of lsmod:
>    NoOp> - Are you aware of a bug that has already been filed on launchpad that
>    NoOp> may match your issue? If so, can you provided the details?
> Nothing really obvious.  This
> <>
> looks similar, but I don't get either the mouse pointer or the drumbeat
> sounds.

A few updates have been uploaded, some of them to xorg-* and
initramfs-* packages so they might cure your problem.

As an aside, the developers have been working on an Xorg bug the last
few days that was something of a showstopper so it MAY be your problem
- and these late Xorg updates must be dealing with that.

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