[ubuntu-za] 8.10 freezing on splash screen and non gui mode

Sudhashen Naicker sudhashen at ixion.co.za
Wed Apr 15 16:14:12 BST 2009


Vijay Makanjee wrote:
> Sudhashen Naicker wrote, On 15/04/2009 16:47:
>   
>> or u could just <alt>-<tab>-<F1> after kernel select?
>>     
> thanks I will try that.
>   

oops - really sorry - its <ctrl>-<alt>-<F1>

that time of day :-)
>> Simon Cross wrote:
>>     
>>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Vijay Makanjee <vijay at ergo.co.za> wrote:
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> Suddenly my laptop started freezing on bootup.
>>>> It does not go beyond the splash screen and the progress bar freezes. It
>>>> only continues loading when I press a key (anykey).
>>>>
>>>> It does the same when the splash was disabled.
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>> Remove the "quiet" option from your boot parameters and add the
>>> "nosplash" option. Reboot and see what it's doing when it waits.
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
> This has made no difference. When booting without the splash the system
> stops at various points and only moves on when pressing one of the keys.
>  I guess I will have to go thru the logs line by line. Or maybe just
> bite the bullet and install 9.04 and take my chances!
>
> Most odd. This did happen at some stage in the past and there was a fix
> - maybe on this forum which resolved the issue. Damn if I can find the
> mail or the source.
>
>
>   
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