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sheepo sheepo is offline
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Default Ubuntu 10.10 won't boot normally! - 12-29-2010, 04:08 PM

Here is my problem:
I start up ubuntu and I get the ubuntu boot screen:

(That's the Lucid Linx one but 10.10 looks almost the same)
and it does its thing for a bit. The lights go from white to orange in a row normally but then after a couple cycles it freezes. If I press the power down button it resets and shuts down correctly. So then I start it up in recovery mode and I update my grub, fix packages and all of that stuff and then I run it in failsafe graphics mode and it runs perfectly fine. My problem is I don't want to have to force shutdown in order to get to the boot menu every time.

I think the cause of the problem is it hibernated and wouldn't start up so I was being an idiot and force shut it down with the power button.

Do any of you know how to fix this startup issue? Or at least a way to boot in recovery mode without having to force shut it down and then start it up again? Thanks!
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Default 12-29-2010, 04:37 PM

What model Mini?

1010? Try uninstalling whatever GMA500/poulsbo driver you have.

Can you switch to a virtual terminal? "Ctrl+Alt+F1" should change to terminal, away from the GUI. "Ctrl+Alt+F7" will change back to the GUI.

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Default 10-19-2011, 01:08 AM

hi, i was wondering if you solved this issue? i'm having the same problem
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