My ubuntu laptop crashes with a bunch of code on the screen. Where can I look to see what is causing the crash?
closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi♦ Feb 6 '12 at 0:04
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Travis, start your PC with the LiveCD and follow the instructions of this post:
Remember that your /etc/default/bootlogd will be into your Ubuntu partition, when you're inside the LiveCD. Will be something like /media/[Disk-1-LABEL]/etc/default/bootlogd.
After that, put here your /var/log/boot contents.
Travis, I think that your bug is related here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/875571
By this way, you could try to update your kernel to the 3.1 version.
You can get the update to Kernel 3.1.4 here:
I have the same issue with my Toshiba laptop and Ubuntu 11.10. I reinstalled several times, and only when I disable the update settings and thereby using the original code from the boot CD I save my laptop from crashing within minutes after booting... Probably it is a kernel or graphic driver issue but it should be addressed!