For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart.
It looks like it is booting normally but then it opens a terminal and asks for my login and password.
I had tried Ctrl+ Alt +F7 and startx to no avail.
Here is everything that appears on screen when I turn the computer on.
Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS box-o-doom tty1 box-o-doom login:julian password: last login: Sun Jul 8 10:28:02 BST tty1 Linux box-o-doom 2.6.32-41-generic-pae #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 13 12:00:09 UTC 20 12 i686 GNU/Linux Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Welcome to Ubuntu! *Documentation: http://help.ubuntu.com julian@box-o-doom:~$_
i then tried
which produced hundreds of lines all very similar to the first line reproduced here
[ 9.453119] type=1505 audit1341742405.022:10): operation="profile_replace" pid=743 name="/usr/lib/connman/scripts/dhclient-script"
follwed by this at the end
[ 9.475880] alloc irq_desc for 27 on node-1 [ 9.475883] alloc kstat_irqs on node-1 [ 9.475890]forcedeth 0000:00:07.0: irq27 for MSI/MSI-X [ 9.760031] hda_code:ALC662 rev1: BIOS auto-probing. [ 10.048095] input:HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci 0000:00:05.o/inp ut/input6 [ 10.862278] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver [ 20.268018] eth0: no IPv6 routers present julian@box-o-doom:~$_
results of startx lots of text scrolls off the screen and i have no way of reading it. but everything i can see is reproduced below
current version of pixman: 0.16.4 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) defult setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational. (WW) Warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (==) log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: SUn Jul 8 12:02:23 2012 (==) using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" (==)using config directory: "/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d" FATAL: Module nvidia not found. (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernal module please check your (EE) NVIDIA: systems kernal log for aditional error messages. (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module specific error, 0) (EE) No drivers available. Fatal server error: no screens found please consult the X.org foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help please also check the log files at "/var/log/X.org.0.log" for aditional informati on ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log giving up xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server xinit: No suck process (errno 3): server error julian@box-o-doom:~$_