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  1. Cory Trevor

    Cory Trevor New Member

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    Some may remember my thread a while ago about wanting to venture into the Linux territory and I finally got around to completing it......sort of. Right now I am using Kubuntu and am able to use it fine once it starts up. However I'm still having a little problem with startup. When I start my computer everything is fine and dandy then is says something like "Grub 1.5 Loading" and hangs there for about 15-20 minutes. After that everything goes black and something like "Kubuntu Kernel Booting" and some other things show up and after about half an hour that loads. That's what it's like every time so I have to wait about 45 minutes for it to boot. Any possible solutions?
     
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    m0nk3y Not now, chief.

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  3. Cory Trevor

    Cory Trevor New Member

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    Desktop. I was searching a little bit but didn't really understand what to sift through to understand it.
     
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    This is what I followed when that happened to me:


    Open terminal, (ie Applications > Accessories > Terminal), then type:

    sudo nano -w /etc/usplash.conf

    As always, sudo will require you to enter your password.

    Change the xres to 1024 and the yres to 768.

    Hold down Ctrl and X, release those keys, press Y and press Return.

    sudo nano -w /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Hold down Ctrl and W, release those keys, type "vga=791" (without quotes) and press Return. This will take you to the correct part of the file. Now, type "defoptions=vga=791" (without quotes) in the blank line below the one that starts with "# defoptions=quiet".

    Hold down Ctrl and X, release those keys, press Y and press Return.

    Then type: sudo update-initramfs -u -k `uname -r`
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Alternately, you can use the Adept package manager to install the Startup Manager, so you can fix your startup settings without having to go into the command line.
     
  6. Cory Trevor

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    So far I've just kept my computer on this whole time. And I have no idea how to install anything.
     
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    You could try my afore mentioned suggestion
    And if you have so already, said what happened, if anything.
     
  8. Cory Trevor

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    This is what happened after I typed the first thing in and I don't know what it means.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Open the K Menu, find and run Adept, then search for and install the Startup Manager.
     
  10. Cory Trevor

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    I installed it but I can't find where to open it.
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I think it's in the Utilities section of the K Menu, but check all the sections just in case.
     
  12. Cory Trevor

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    Do I have to restart for it to show up?
     
  13. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    No, you shouldn't. I'll take a look at my kubuntu machine and see where it's really located.

    EDIT: Sorry, it's in the System section of the K Menu, most likely at the bottom of the list. The icon looks like a wrench.
     
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  14. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    So uh...whatever happened with this?
     
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    ^ Well fuck me in the ass, hit an extra key
    I would've found it eventually .. Maybe :o

    Nice catch though, and thanks.
     
  17. Cory Trevor

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    It didn't show up anywhere in the menu.
     
  18. Cory Trevor

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    Even when I spelled it right the same menu showed up.
     
  19. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    wait, isn't that file in /etc/X11, not just /etc?
     
  20. Cory Trevor

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    All this Linux stuff is really confusing. Although I'm pretty grateful for how helpful you've been, deuse.
     
  21. deusexaethera

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    Sure thing...assuming I'm right, anyway.


    Linux isn't really that confusing, it's just that they haven't made window interfaces for all of the various configuration files yet. Once you get past the basic stuff and the OS works properly, the applications work the same as they do on any other OS.
     

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