Okay, so I was trying to get my flash player to work on Amazon prime video's DRM protected content. I Google's some things and it said I should install a thing called hal.
I tried it using apt-get and it failed, so tried apt-get update, got 404 error on some repos. Then tried to do a dist-update and that failed with some error.
Then I googled the error and one post told me to try something like sudo dpkg -P gnome-applet and of course I (stupidly) did it. Then my fire fox stopped working properly. I could do one google search and it then froze. I couldn't even look at my browsing history pre-freeze.
Then I tried rebooting and now I don't get anything on screen post partition select. But when I press my power button I get there normal shutdown animation.
Also I think I'm on Ubuntu 14. Something.