When I boot in recovery mode I get a black screen with the mousecursor and that is it. When I boot in normal mode I get the purple Ubuntu screen with the five orange/white dots and there everything stops. I have the 12.04 Ubuntu. What can I do to get to the normal screen?
The nomodeset boot option did not work. I got stuck in a Linux starting screen that stalled after "checking battery status"; I tried to get a screenshot, but I could not paste it in Windows 7, from which I am working now, due to different partitions.
I have a Dell Inspiron N7010, Intel(R) HD Graphics, on x64 based PC, Intel Pentium CPU P6100, 2.00 GHz, 1999 MHz, 2 core's 2 logical processors BIOS Dell A11 31.03.2011, SMBIOS 2.6 Mem 4 Gb, Total virtual mem 7,6 Gb
The Ubuntu / Linux versions I see in the boot screen are:
GNU-GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3 in the right corner below it says: debian The Universal Operating System.
The versions are:
Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae (recovery mode) Memory test (memtest 86+) Memory test (memtest 86+, serial console 115200) Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2) Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-10-generic (on /dev/sda5) Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-10-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5) Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic (on /dev/sda5) Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda5)
The 2.6.38-10 and 2.6.38-8 versions both work, but in those versions I can not approach my own files.
The problems started after I installed updates in the Update Manager program, but I can not remember what updates. Before that I also experienced a problem with starting a terminal. I saw the terminal window flash on the screen and then it vanished. No matter which terminal I tried to use.
Before that I also experienced a problem
with starting a terminal. I saw the terminal window flash on the screen and then
it vanished. No matter which terminal I tried to use.
Today I saw a message in a Linux boot screen: modem-manager: Could not get the systembus. Make sure the messagebus daemon is running! Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: no such file or directory
I started Ubuntu in recoverymode and received a lot of new software. Thanks to that (I think) I can now approach the startmenu in which I can choose between Gnome and Ubuntu. But now I can not start in my own account and I don't see any errormessages. I try to use my account and then I return to the original startmenu. I can start in the guestaccount, but then I can not use my own files. Also in the guestaccount I don't have any rights to change my own account. How can I repair that? I can get in terminalmode with Ctrl-Alt-F1. Thank you.