Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

After reinstalling ubuntu a couple of days ago (dont ask), ive been getting strange messages at boot up, and i dont seem to have the plymouth boot splash screen thing (whatever the one with the ubuntu logo and the white and orange dots is).

My computer seems to function ok, and boots up fine, it just boots straight to the gdm.

The message im getting is:

modprobe: FATAL: Could not load lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/modules.dep no such file or directory

this is displayed twice at boot. Anyone know whats gone wrong?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

That's a race condition, and it isn't fatal to the boot despite the ominous module-init-tools output. Please see

share|improve this answer
What is the final accepted solution? – Tom Dec 21 '10 at 11:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.