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    Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Using a disk burned 8 months ago I put 12.04 on my desktops new 300GB hard drive 2 days a go, got all updates. Added some firefox add ons to stop so much tracking. Everything seemed good Only have mouse, keyboard, monitor and sound plugged in. Everything seemed good but everyday Firefox locks up and all I can do is get to terminal and give it sudo halt now.
    The machine can't shut down. I get an ubuntu close down screen that has 5 luittle lights showing the progress of shut down, but afdter an hour I have to resort to the power switch.
    This sounds to me like the beginning of a long bad experience, but what can be done?
    If you have a suggestion, please keep directions basic. Thanks
    Mickey Pilgrim

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    What are the hardware specifications, video card, etc? Some folks have had an issue with 12.04 shutting down properly, myself included. There are some fixes. But first, let's get your specifics.

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Can you show the commands needed to produce a list of hardware specs.? Afraid I don't know them or where to find them. But thanks
    Mickey Pilgrim

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Code:
    sudo lshw
    Code:
    lspci
    Code:
    lsusb
    Just a couple generic commands to show some hardware.
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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Try this: sudo lshw.
    Post what video card you have and whether proprietary drivers are in use.

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Quote Originally Posted by gifford View Post
    Try this: sudo lshw.
    Post what video card you have and whether proprietary drivers are in use.
    ================================================== =============================

    Everything seemed to be working, so I haven't messed with any drivers. Looking below, I saw the video card shown as .... G72 [GeForce 7300 LE]
    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    .
    I'm pasting below what came up as a description.
    MickeyPilgrim
    ================================================== =====================

    sysinfo@mikescomputer:~$ lshw
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.

    description: Computer
    width: 32 bits
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    physical id: 0
    *-memory
    description: System memory
    physical id: 0
    size: 2011MiB
    *-cpu
    product: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: 1
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: 6.7.10
    serial: 0001-067A-0000-0000-0000-0000
    size: 1600MHz
    capacity: 1600MHz
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 xsave lahf_lm dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority cpufreq
    configuration: id=1
    *-logicalcpu:0
    description: Logical CPU
    physical id: 1.1
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: logical
    *-logicalcpu:1
    description: Logical CPU
    physical id: 1.2
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: logical
    *-pci
    description: Host bridge
    product: 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    *-pci:0
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:40 memory:fa000000-fcffffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
    *-display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: G72 [GeForce 7300 LE]
    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
    version: a1
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
    resources: irq:16 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:fc000000-fc01ffff
    *-multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1b
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
    resources: irq:44 memory:fdff8000-fdffbfff
    *-pci:1
    description: PCI bridge
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:41 ioport:1000(size=4096) memory:80300000-804fffff ioport:80500000(size=2097152)
    *-pci:2
    description: PCI bridge
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport
    resources: irq:42 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:7ff00000-802fffff ioport:fde00000(size=1048576)
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 06
    serial: 6c:f0:49:c5:57:90
    size: 100Mbit/s
    capacity: 1Gbit/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw ip=192.168.1.103 latency=0 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
    resources: irq:43 ioport:de00(size=256) memory:fdeff000-fdefffff memory:fdef8000-fdefbfff
    *-usb:0
    description: USB controller
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:23 ioport:ff00(size=32)
    *-usb:1
    description: USB controller
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:19 ioport:fe00(size=32)
    *-usb:2
    description: USB controller
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:18 ioport:fd00(size=32)
    *-usb:3
    description: USB controller
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: uhci bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:16 ioport:fc00(size=32)
    *-usb:4
    description: USB controller
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
    resources: irq:23 memory:fdfff000-fdfff3ff
    *-pci:3
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 82801 PCI Bridge
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1e
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
    version: e1
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master cap_list
    resources: memory:fdd00000-fddfffff
    *-firewire
    description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
    product: uPD72873 [Firewarden] IEEE1394a OHCI 1.1 Link/2-port PHY Controller
    vendor: NEC Corporation
    physical id: 1
    bus info: pci@0000:04:01.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ohci bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=firewire_ohci latency=32 maxlatency=44 mingnt=20
    resources: irq:19 memory:fddff000-fddfffff
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-ide:0
    description: IDE interface
    product: 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
    logical name: scsi0
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
    configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
    resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:f900(size=16)
    *-cdrom
    description: SCSI CD-ROM
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    capabilities: audio
    configuration: status=nodisc
    *-ide:1
    description: IDE interface
    product: N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode]
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
    logical name: scsi2
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master cap_list emulated
    configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
    resources: irq:19 ioport:f800(size=8) ioport:f700(size=4) ioport:f600(size=8) ioport:f500(size=4) ioport:f400(size=16)
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVDRW LH-20A1L
    vendor: LITE-ON
    physical id: 0.1.0
    bus info: scsi@2:0.1.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom1
    logical name: /dev/cdrw1
    logical name: /dev/dvd1
    logical name: /dev/dvdrw1
    logical name: /dev/sr1
    version: BL02
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
    *-serial UNCLAIMED
    description: SMBus
    product: N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
    version: 01
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: ioport:500(size=32)
    *-scsi
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@4
    logical name: scsi4
    capabilities: scsi-host
    configuration: driver=usb-storage
    WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
    sysinfo@mikescomputer:~$

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    This is how I fixed the problem on my system. http://askubuntu.com/questions/12584...r-off-computer
    I now make sure I update grub & grub2 when a new kernel is installed.
    Let us know if it works for you.

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    The first problem is that everything froze. I could guess that proprietary drivers could fix that, but it looks from the "AskUbuntu" reference that people have had to uninstal those (http://askubuntu.com/questions/12584...r-off-computer)

    I do not know if a kernel was updated - I just let Ubuntu do it's thing.
    Has my kernel been changed?

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyPilgrim View Post
    I do not know if a kernel was updated - I just let Ubuntu do it's thing.
    Has my kernel been changed?
    use this command
    Code:
    uname -r
    to show your kernel release.

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    Re: Do I have a bad 12.04 instal?

    Since your running Nvidia 7300 LE graphics, I;d follow along with this to see about using the closed-source drivers.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

    At this point, it might be best to go with nvidia-current over any of the other options.

    Then, if it doesn't work, move up the list.
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