When I run:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install octave

it froze about 5 minutes into that. Now when I boot up it freezes almost instantly after I log in. It's happened 3 times in a row now.

Switching to a different workspace doesn't unfreeze it.

I think I may have to do this:


but I don't know where to do that.

Also, I think I may need to paste a log file here but I'm not sure which one.

  • I am hesitant to ask, but did you pull power or do a hard reboot when it froze the first time? – Daniel Jul 20 '15 at 1:52
  • If you did, you may need to reinstall/repair something seriously. – Daniel Jul 20 '15 at 1:52
  • Yes, I just powered it off. I don't have anything important on the machine though. What should I do now? What should I have done? – Ryan Jul 20 '15 at 2:34
  • Right now, you probably should just reinstall. – Daniel Jul 20 '15 at 14:07
  • What you should have done is 1) Try hitting CTRL-C multiple times to stop it; 2) let it sit overnight and see if it ever finishes (if option 1 doesn't work) – Daniel Jul 20 '15 at 14:09

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