[ubuntu-za] Problem New Install

Sudhashen Naicker sudhashen at ixion.co.za
Sun Apr 26 11:27:13 BST 2009


Num lock/caps lock not responding?

Is there a response when he presses <alt>+<ctrl>+<backspace> ? This resets your X-session - back to login screen. 

Kind Regards

Sudhashen Naicker
Ixion InfoTech
Landline : 0116954887
Contact : 0825688455

Affiliated with SoftstartBTI SEDA Incubator Initiative

Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruno Marques <bruno at tropical.co.mz>

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 11:56:46 
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community<ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: [ubuntu-za]  Problem New Install

hello everyone,

this past week, i went to a friends house and installed a fresh copy of 
ubuntu on his pc, dual booting with windows...

the instalation went great and all, but then, this weekend he phoned me 
with a problem, im goona put here translated to english what he had to 
say, any help would be much apreciated.

"i mas fiddling with my audio mixer (i have a soundcard soundblaster 
live 5.1 from creative) when i activated an option called "... mixer" 
(can't remember the name but it was on the section called Switchers), 
then the pc started to make a funny noise. so i undid the option i had 
activated and decided to logout and login because the sound didnt stop. 
when i logged out, the pc froze in a black screen, and doesnt go 
anywhere from there.

so i forced the pc to reset,  i saw the ubuntu loading bar, but just 
when it was about to appear the splash screen, a black screen with some 
funny stripes appear as u can see on the attached image.

im using ubuntu 9.10"

i tried asking him, when that funny screen appears, if he can go to one 
of the terminals with the command alt+f1, but he says the keyboard 
doenst respond to any commands.

any ideas?

best regards

Bruno Marques

More information about the ubuntu-za mailing list