[xubuntu-users] Boot hanging before login appears - how to fix?

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sat Mar 30 10:49:42 UTC 2013

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 08:41:31PM +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Chris Green wrote:
> > My xubuntu 12.10 system isn't booting into the GUI, it stops before
> > the login appears.
> I have a similar problem with 12.04 - I have to log in at the console 
> and run "sudo stop kdm" and "sudo start kdm". After that it works.
In my case that would be lightdm of course.

> > The end of dmesg shows:-
> My problem isn't found with dmesg but have a look at 
> "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" or "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old". I suppose you will 
> find something like this near the end of the file:
> [   209.380] (II) evdev: BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Close
> [   209.380] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
> [   209.380] (II) Unloading evdev
> [   209.380] (II) evdev: BTC USB Multimedia Keyboard: Close
> It seems like the evdev driver somehow thinks there is a close event and 
> the X server terminates before it has really started. The event doesn't 
> always come from the keyboard - sometimes it comes from the power 
> button, sometimes it is the remote receiver of my analog FM/TV card. 
> Unfortunately I haven't found a solution yet. BTW: I'm using the 
> proprietary nvidia driver, meanwhile I tried various versions of it.
My system is Intel based (I think) so no proprietary drivers.

Chris Green

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