View Full Version : [kubuntu] kubuntu 9.10: boot problem - no gui - and other desktop app issues

August 14th, 2010, 03:32 PM
Hi All,

This is my first post and I just registered today.

I was running kubuntu 7.10 from 2007 till two days back. Thought it quite old, so wanted to upgrade from 7.10 to 9.10, and if I like the latest kde 4 (since I've not used it yet), the plan was to use the lucid lynx. The two phase upgrade from 7.10 -> 8.04 -> 9.10 went seamlessly without any hitch. But now the problem started to occur, and I will point them one by one:

1. While booting, the startup splash screen falls into a console which read "checking battery state ... DONE" and it stays there forever. So, I opened another terminal by ctrl-alt-F1, gave my login id, password, type startx to go into the graphical mode.

I checked the /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc file and made the

line to false.

I Also tried the other suggestions like restarting the kdm and dpkg-reconfigure. But the problem still exist.

Now I see, that the console is not stucking at check battery state message , rather its going to the tty1 and asking for the login/password.

lspci | grep VGA shows

$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

lshw -C display shows

sudo lshw -C display

description: VGA compatible controller
product: 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:31 memory:50300000-5037ffff ioport:2130(size=8) memory:40000000-4fffffff(prefetchable) memory:50200000-502fffff

My xorg.conf display section shows:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation Integrated Graphics Controller"
Driver "intel"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "VA1912w-4"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel Corporation Integrated Graphics Controller"
Monitor "VA1912w-4"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1440x1440" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"

Now, I don't have Nvidia graphics card installed, so can I safely remove whatever lists in Synaptic searching with 'Nvidia*' ?

2. I want to stop the notification/system sound for application, e.g. while closing a button in griffith or closing a window in pidgin the system emits a sound, I want to stop all these sounds, how to do that?

3. In kde3, I can search file under the present directory using konqueror, now I see konqueror has a search bar, but that is for web, not in the local file system. I am missing this very helpful feature of konqueror, can I somehow brought it back?

4. This issue is not 9.10 specific but faced in 7.10 ..
Whenever I try to play an audio cd the system just freezes. The only in error dmesg is

[ 1.481899] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: pci_enable_pcie_error_reporting failed 0xfffffffb
I don't know if that helps at all.


August 14th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Oh, another thing I forgot to mention, even after entering correctly in the /etc/fstab my usb drives (pen drive and nokia phone) are showing twice in the 'Device notifier' widget (or whatever else, I am not too sure whether this notifier is a widget or not). And one of the icon is 'mounted', the other is not.