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Multiple errors on booting.

Postby Gazler on Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:33 am

Hi,

I have been using Mint for about 6 months and prior to that was an Ubuntu user for a couple years. Recently I went away for a few days and when I came back I was getting several errors on booting and several things had screwed up. I have managed to fix my x server but am still getting a few errors when I boot which I have included in the screenshot. The only actual problem I can see as a result is being unable to access other partitions on my hard drive, everything else (including Compiz and Wine) is working fine.

The details of the errors all take the format:
Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-0rWa9KdW37: Connection refused)


Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,
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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:17 pm

Recently I went away for a few days and when I came back I was getting several errors

Was the computer running while you were away?
If not did it shut down properly last time?
Any hardware errors?
I see what errors you get, but not why....
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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby kansasnoob on Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:26 pm

I'm somewhat grabbing at straws but please post the output of:

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df -H


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sudo fdisk -l
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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:37 pm

Yes - please do
And if you have some way of getting SMART data for your hard drive try to get that too
I have been answering far more posts today than I like to answer and a bad disk or out of space on disk did not appear to me
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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby kansasnoob on Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:38 pm

Afterthought: Have you changed internet providers or has anything been changed as far as your home network?
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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby Gazler on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:06 pm

Cheers for the replies guys.

I haven't changed my ISP.

Was the computer running while you were away?
If not did it shut down properly last time?
Any hardware errors?


The laptop was shut down properly and as far as I know there are no hardware errors.

gazler@computer1 ~ $ df -H
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda4 69G 54G 12G 83% /
varrun 1.1G 340k 1.1G 1% /var/run
varlock 1.1G 0 1.1G 0% /var/lock
udev 1.1G 46k 1.1G 1% /dev
devshm 1.1G 254k 1.1G 1% /dev/shm
lrm 1.1G 40M 991M 4% /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile
gvfs-fuse-daemon 69G 54G 12G 83% /home/gazler/.gvfs

gazler@computer1 ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8415ce45

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 6414 51520423+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 28891 30401 12137107+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 6415 20533 113410867+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 20534 28890 67127602+ 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order



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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby Fred on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:16 pm

Gazler,

Try editing /boot/grub/menu.lst and temporarily removing the "quiet" and "splash" options from the kernel line of the boot stanza. Then reboot the system. Things may go fast, but see if you can see any failures and what they might be.

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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby Husse on Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:38 am

Also check system logs (found in the menu) and run dmesg -tail in a terminal and see if you find something
/dev/sda4 69G 54G 12G 83% /

83% is a bit high but it should probably not be a problem
Check /var/tmp so that there are no tmp files filling up your disk
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Re: Multiple errors on booting.

Postby Gazler on Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:41 pm

Fred wrote:Gazler,

Try editing /boot/grub/menu.lst and temporarily removing the "quiet" and "splash" options from the kernel line of the boot stanza. Then reboot the system. Things may go fast, but see if you can see any failures and what they might be.

Fred


Can't see any errors at bootup and /var/tmp is clear. dmesg | tail is giving very little information, all related to the touchpad.

Any other advice is appreciated.

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