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Startup Manager won't start.

Postby Stennie on Mon May 24, 2010 1:21 am

The startup manager will not start on my Fresh install of LM9.
It just just shows on the bottom panel for a second then its gone again.

Any ideas..
Thanks.
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon May 24, 2010 10:54 am

Check the launch command in the menu.
Right click on the Menu icon and select "Edit Menu"
Select "Administration" in the left panel and find "startupmanager" in the right panel.
Click startupmanager and click Properties.
In the "Launcher Properties "window, check "Command". It should read exactly "su-to-root -X -c /usr/sbin/startupmanager".
If the command is different in any way, correct it and try to launch start up manager from the menu.
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby Stennie on Mon May 24, 2010 12:07 pm

The command is correct.
I run it in the terminal, and got this. Thanks for helping...

mike@mike-desktop ~ $ su-to-root -X -c /usr/sbin/startupmanager
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
/usr/share/themes/Murrina-Blue/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:59: Murrine configuration option "scrollbar_color" is no longer supported and will be ignored.
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0".
RandR extension missing
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/startupmanager", line 54, in <module>
main()
File "/usr/sbin/startupmanager", line 51, in main
SumGui()
File "/usr/share/startupmanager/gtk_frontend.py", line 166, in __init__
self.resolution = utils.get_resolution()
File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/bootconfig/utils.py", line 159, in get_resolution
return matches.group(1) + 'x' + matches.group(2)
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group'
mike@mike-desktop ~ $
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby arco3 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:42 am

I have the same problem.

Did you find any solution?
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby teracow on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:07 am

Hi,

I have the same thing. Just finished my 2nd re-install today (Mint 9 - Isadora - Gnome desktop) and I have the exact same terminal messages as Stennie.

When running Startup Manager from the menu, I am prompted for my password, I enter it then nothing happens. :(
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby Stennie on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:33 pm

Still the same..... did not find a solution.
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby oobetimer on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:03 pm

Stennie wrote:Still the same..... did not find a solution.


Not a solution, but ...

UltraBoot2 = Mint 9 + Ubuntu 10.04 + Ubuntu 9.04 + USB_modeswitch-paketteja + SmartBootManager + ohjeita

http://sites.google.com/site/bootcdoobe ... ects=0&d=1

http://forum.ubuntu-fi.org/index.php?topic=33052.0

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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby dwjackson on Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:00 pm

Stennie wrote:The startup manager will not start on my Fresh install of LM9.
It just just shows on the bottom panel for a second then its gone again.

Any ideas..
Thanks.



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I am unable to start the startup manager as well

E: initramfs-tools: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
E: bcmwl-kernel-source: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

path is correct in launcher properties su-to-root -X -c /usr/sbin/startupmanager

when I run this in terminal:
Grub2 detected
Usplash not detected
Splashy not detected
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?).
File /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not exist.

any help would be appreciated
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby oobetimer on Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:37 am

dwjackson wrote:when I run this in terminal:
Grub2 detected
Usplash not detected
Splashy not detected
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?).
File /boot/grub/grub.cfg does not exist.

any help would be appreciated


Maybe a rescue LILO can fix the problem?

1. Copy to a storage media packages lilo and mbr to a folder rescue

2. Start the computer using liveCD and mount the linux partition.

3. Start root-nautilus

sudo nautilus

4. Copy the rescue folder to the linux partition and exit from root-nautilus.

5. Umount the linux partition.

6. Open a terminal and run the following commands

sudo fdisk-l


....you see the media. If the rescue partition is sda5, so ..

sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt

sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev

sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc

sudo chroot /mnt

nano /etc/fstab

....use form /dev/sda5 instead of UUID

Ctrl o

Ctrl x

cd rescue

dpkg -i *.deb

liloconfig

...Install LILO to an USB, floppy or MBR (sda)

Ctrl d

sudo umount /mnt/proc

sudo umount /mnt/dev

sudo umount /mnt

exit


viewtopic.php?f=42&t=56726&p=324837&hilit=lilo#p324834
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Re: Startup Manager won't start.

Postby dwjackson on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

thanks oobetimer,

I just want to thank you for your help.
I am working on your solution.
I will reply when I am done.
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