I am running Ubuntu 12.04. A few hours ago, I started up my machine, checked my email, played a couple albums on Spotify and turned it off again. I did not notice anything out of the ordinary and I did not make any configuration changes. Just a few minutes ago, I turned it back on and:
- The computer posts
- The boot screen is showed and default boots to my Ubuntu install
- A screen with the multicolored background and the word "Ubuntu" shows for a split second
- A command line prompt appears
When I enter the startx command the following is outputted to the screen and then the computer stalls (no gui and no command prompt):
saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned *checking battery state... sck from util-linux 2.20.1 fsck: WARNING: bad format on line 13 of /etc/fstab /dev/sdb1: clean, 461266/4497408 files, 3928938/17966848 blocks modem-manager: <info> ModemManager (version 0.5.2.0) starting... modem-manager <info> Loaded plugin X22X " " LongCheer " " Option " " ZTE " " MotoC " " Novatel " " Sierra " " Linktop " " Gobi " " Nokia " " SimTech " " Generic Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.sbin.rsyslogd Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox *Starting AppArmor profiles speech-dispatcher disabled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher *Starting the Winbind daemon windbind
I tried commenting out line 13 of fstab, but that didn't make a difference.
I dual boot with a Windows 7 install, but have not booted that for a few days. I have an AMD graphics card that uses the proprietary drivers.
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