[ubuntu-za] HARDY

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at eshowecompcentre.co.za
Mon Sep 15 06:44:15 BST 2008

Hi Vincent

> Many thanks Hannes, regarding your input - I seem to recall trying the
> live CD to recover but I think all I got was the new live Cd, it didn't
> load any of the old files - Maybe I'd missed a step?
Once you have booted from the LiveCD you need to mount the drives before 
your files will show up.
> I went into X11/xorg.conf to put the vesa driver in,as you suggested,
> but it was already there,ubuntu doesn't seem to have recognised the
> installed one, so maybe I need to put that graphic cards info in? - I
> didn't want to do this in case I really messed up & things became
> totally unplayable - What info do I put in?
> It's a S3 Pro Savage DDR Microsoft Graphics Card.
Press <ctrl>+<alt>+<keypad+> or <ctrl>+<alt>+<keypad-> to switch between 
display modes.
> I went into the system log as suggested & couldn't find anything
> untoward on ending the session, but did see on boot up the following
> lines, not sure if they're relevant.
> 1st line was boot up command going into /boot/grub/menu.lst - Straight
> forward.
> 2nd line  PAM unable to dlopen (/lib/security/pam_smbpass.so)
> 3rd line  PAM (error: /lib/security/pam_smbpass.so: cannot open shared
> object file: no such file or directory)
> 4th line  PAM adding faulty module: /lib/security/pam_smbpass.so
Nothing to worry about from what I can see. It doesn't look relater to 
any of your problems.
> On looking back at a number of sessions, the same 3 lines appear, adding
> this faulty module above.
> Regards
> Vincent	
I suggest that you go onto IRC. You will most likely get things fixed 
quicker that way and someone can explain everything step by step. I'm 
not sure what the default IRC client for Gnome is but I think it's 
XChat. If you don't come right let us know.


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