[SOLVED] Boot hangup

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[SOLVED] Boot hangup

Post by Nicki » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:41 am

I have installed Mint 19 Mate and it worked well in a week. I have used auto-update and timeshift and could see that it worked well.
But I wanted to install Google Earth and in Mint 18 didn't the last version work well. So therefor I have an older one wish I tried and it worked well.
I wanted now to blacklist the new version and shut of autoupdate. Now I saw that the system wanted to update Google Earth and I blacklisted it. But I couldn't
see it in mintupdate.blacklist. In the same time there had been a lot of new updates via autoupdate.
After a later upstart, the system hangs with following message:
Could not update ICEauthority file /home/olle/.ICEautohority.
How can I go back and do a real boot to come in to the system again. I want then to set back timeshift to an earlier point.

Nicki :x
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Re: Boot hangup

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:53 am

Try Ctrl+Alt+F1, log in,

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rm .ICEautohority
startx

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by Nicki » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:13 am

Can not run rm .ICEauthority
File don't exist.
Don't know what to do with startx

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:16 am

Sorry, I had copied and pasted the file name from your OP, including your typo. The command must be:

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rm .ICEauthority
Thanks to thx-1138 for catching it (you could have posted it here btw). ;)

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by Nicki » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:29 am

No, the file or directory does not exist.
But now suddenly the boot logged in to Mint perfect but it took 2 minutes.
Trying to set back timeshift now and see what went wrong.

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:42 am

Slow boot these days is typically due to the revoked -24 kernel (GRUB menu to boot another/don't update to it if you timeshift back, anyway).

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by Nicki » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:03 am

Thanks.
I made a restore in timeshift and everything went well although I have the 24 kernel.
Well I can try to set back the kernel to 23 and do some updates to see if the problem still exist.

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by Nicki » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:17 am

Thanks gm10.
The problem for slow boot was kernel 4.15.0.24
I have now blacklisted kernel 24 manually in Updatemanager but not in etc/mintupdate.blacklist. Do I have to do this for running autoupdates/install?

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:22 am

Nicki wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:17 am
I have now blacklisted kernel 24 manually in Updatemanager but not in etc/mintupdate.blacklist. Do I have to do this for running autoupdates/install?
If your autoupdates are not otherwise limited (by levels) then yes, you'd have to blacklist it there as well

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Re: Boot hangup

Post by Nicki » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:24 am

Thank you very much.
Very strange that kernel 24 works well in my laptop with Mint 18.3. But that could be another story.

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Re: [SOLVED] Boot hangup

Post by gm10 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:10 am

-24 works fine for me as well. Not all systems show the symptoms (none of Canonical's testbeds did, either, or they wouldn't have released it - they added a new one since btw although I don't know if that was related to this).

It won't matter for much longer, anyway. -29 is about to be released.

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