[ubuntu-za] Problem New Install
leesharp at hal-pc.org
Sun Apr 26 14:13:06 BST 2009
Bruno Marques wrote:
> 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.
1) How frozen is the system? Try num-lock and caps-lock.
2) Can you reboot X? (ctl-alt-bksp)
3) Can you reboot the kernal?
4) Can you go into recovery mode?
If 4 is yes, you can try disabling the graphical boot screens and see if
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