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tl,dr: computer hung on a boot screen, problem went away, then "experienced and internal error" the next day.

I have had Ubuntu installed on my secondary computer for a little over a year. I have not installed any new hardware into the computer. The computer has never had a problem booting before this. But, it hung on the screen that says Ubuntu with the 5 dots that light up sequentially. The computer stayed on that screen for about 15 minutes with the 5 dots lighting up sequentially (normally it would stay on that screen for 45 seconds or less). I wasn't sure what to do so I pressed a couple of keys, one of which was ESC. Next, the dots stopped sequentially lighting up, and so it seemed like it was frozen. I gave that 15 more minutes with no change to the display. So, I held down the power button (it's a laptop) to power it off.

Next, I booted while holding down the shift key. The idea behind that was to see if the bootloader screen would come up. When that came up, it showed 3 different versions of Ubuntu. All were 18.04, with the numbers after that being different. I didn't think it would look like that but maybe that's normal. For each of the versions, there was also an option for safe mode (or whatever Linux calls it). I chose the most recent version and safe mode. The computer then ran through a bunch of text information and then wanted to know if I want to continue the boot process. I said yes and it booted into the normal looking Ubuntu with the Gnome desktop. Everything looked normal. I then booted the computer a few more times and everything seemed normal.

Here are the things that I did before the problem surfaced: I installed "Tweaks" (or some name similar to that) through the software manager. For this I had to install the dependencies, "notify-osd" and "overlay-scrollbar." I did that using the command line & apt repo.

Also, a couple of days prior, I installed LBRY. But, when I started that up, I got a message that that wasn't the latest version and so there might be security issues. So, I exited and never went any further.

The day after the boot problem, I got an error message, "Ubuntu 18.04 experienced an internal error." When I tried to view the details, it references the executable path,

/usr/lib/gvfsd-smb-browse  

The GUI also seemed like it was trying to load more details but it never came up with anything, after giving it a couple of minutes.

What can I do to address the issues/ unexpected behavior?

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