Attracted by the open-source philosophy and the idea of a free system from the people for the people I decided to throw away my Window 7 and replace it with Ubuntu 12.04 (I even bought it, just to feel like a contributor, part of the project). Anyway, I always found myself in the situation of having nothing else to do but re-install it because of these strange, unexpected and hard to understand errors. It happens almost each 2 or 3 weeks, just after I have installed a little more software than the default. I am quite disappointed and thinking about going back to some more stable system but I will try my last chance with the community, which I see is one of the most active and maybe it´s the pro that will keep me here. Also, this is my first question here so forgive my lack of experience.
So, I have a laptop (HP Pavilion g6 2305 sq, with AMD Radeon HD 7670M) and I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (amd64). I installed the proprietary drivers recommended by the system (fglrx, I think is how they are code-named). Everything was fine until yesterday, when I compiled and installed various libraries that I need to develop some applications (Ogre3D, OIS, Boost, ODE, Freetype and much more). I don´t see how this would affect the boot-ing or the kernel because they are just headers, libraries and source code to use when developing applications. But is after this when it happened. This issues usually happen after playing a little bit with the 3D graphics. At some point I realized that the icons of the running applications were not shown on the lateral bar and when I exited the system it forcefully closed some applications.
Today when I start the computer it shows me the GRUB loader, I select
Ubuntu, with Linux 3.11.0-18-generic and press ENTER. The loading screen is doing its job for a few seconds then a black screen is where everything hangs. I restart (CTRL+ALT+DEL) and choose recovery mode. If I choose to clean, dpkg, failsafex, everything will hang with this line of text:
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 /dev/sda1: clean, 694243/60530688 files, 20142664/242119168 blocks
I click CTRL+C and now it fails (of course) with this line:
initctl: Event failed
CTRL+ALT+DEL will reboot the system. Now, I tried this solution: Is recovery mode supposed to hang after fsck?
for the fsck problem (the hanging) but I am just left in the sda1 partition (where I don´t know what I am supposed to do). I purged some nvidia packages (only for development) and with
sudo apt-get autoremove I removed unecessary packages. I reboot and the same issue: black screen just before entering the login screen.
I inserted the Live CD and I opened some log files but they don´t tell me much either. In syslog is where I found the most recent logs: http://pastebin.com/tCF0c4pY
If while seeing the loading screen I press ESC to get in CLI mode the same happens. I see some text on the screen then at some point everything goes to black. Some weeks ago, when the problem was related to gflrx I could enter CLI mode from the loading screen. In other words, I don´t have access to the system as root, so I can reset things. Also, I am using a broad-band connection, which doesn´t connect automatically if the X System is not loaded and the GUI is working.
So, here I am, out of any idea or possibility. If you need any other log file or info just let me know. I hope this can be fixed. Thanks so much