After years of no problems with my Ubuntu 12.04, today my laptop began experiencing the following problem. When I get to the login screen, it apparently freezes. Regardless, I type my password and hit Enter. Nothing happens. I wait like a minute or a minute and a half and suddenly the password shows in the box (I mean, the dots representing the password) and the machine resumes the login process and operates normally. How do I troubleshoot this problem? Your help is appreciated.
Here's some info about my machine:
williepabon@williepabon-VGN-N130G:~$ uname -a Linux williepabon-VGN-N130G 3.2.0-61-generic-pae #92-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 1 00:10:04 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux williepabon@williepabon-VGN-N130G:~$ lsb_release -a LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise williepabon@williepabon-VGN-N130G:~$ grub-install -v grub-install (GRUB) 1.99-21ubuntu3.14