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    Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    Hi everyone. I'm a new Ubuntu user and I'm having a problem with my OS, I wish you could help me. I have a dual boot laptop Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. At the begining I had installed Ubuntu 12.04, and then a pop-up advice me that there was a system upgrade, after the update my computer didn´t boot anymore. In fact it does but not normally. If I let the computer start normally (without chosing any option on grub), at some point the screens goes black, the speakers makes the booting sound, but it doesn't do anything anymore. After a lot of restarts with no succeed I started the system running the Recovery Mode. Finally it started, however everytime I start the Laptop I should do it on Recovery Mode, because in other way it doesn't do anything . In my opinion that's not a neat solution so I'm trying to fix it, but don't find the answer yet. I've already installed "Boot Recovery" but it didn't work.


    Please could you help me. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    alejandrofurfaro; Hi ! Welcome to the forum .

    Sounds to me like a graphics driver issue.
    To see your graphics card and info;
    Post the outputs of terminal codes (from the recovery console is acceptable at this time):
    - Between code tags -
    Code:
    lsb_release -a
    uname -a
    sudo lshw -C display
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    code tag tutorial:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...8#post12776168

    a tale will be told
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    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    Hi Bashing-om thanks for your response. Here's the code you need:
    Code:
    imrahil@imrahil-laptop:~$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 13.10
    Release:    13.10
    Codename:    saucy
    imrahil@imrahil-laptop:~$ uname -a
    Linux imrahil-laptop 3.11.0-17-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Mon Feb 3 21:52:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    imrahil@imrahil-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C display
    [sudo] password for imrahil: 
      *-display NO RECLAMADO  
           descripción: VGA compatible controller
           producto: 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           fabricante: Intel Corporation
           id físico: 2
           información del bus: pci@0000:00:02.0
           versión: 09
           anchura: 64 bits
           reloj: 33MHz
           capacidades: msi pm vga_controller cap_list
           configuración: latency=0
           recursos: memoria:7fc00000-7fffffff memoria:90000000-9fffffff ioport:3000(size=64)
    imrahil@imrahil-laptop:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb71]
    00:14.0 USB stem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:fb72]
    imrahil@imrahil-laptop:~$
    Once again thanks for your help!

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    alejandrofurfaro; Hey ,

    As suspected, there is no graphics driver loaded, so we at least know what the problem is.
    Bad news is that it is Intel, and I have no knowledge/experience with that chipset in order to advise you presently of a solution.
    Let's await others with the experience to help.

    Else:
    In due time I will see what I can learn, and we will find a solution together.

    if I knew everything
    I would not be me
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    Hey can you post lspci -nn?

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    Hey kevdog here is the code you need

    Code:
    imrahil@imrahil-laptop:~$ lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
    00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1e12] (rev c4)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1e16] (rev c4)
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller [8086:1e59] (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
    01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet [1969:2062] (rev c1)
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 2200 [8086:0890] (rev c4)
    03:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2392] (rev 30)
    03:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2391] (rev 30)an
    Thanks both of you!

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    alejandrofurfaro; Morning to ya ,

    I do not know that this is a viable solution, but might be worth a consideration:
    As you are using Ubuntu 13.10, and intend to continue upgrading as new releases become available, check out the Intel Graphics driver installer;
    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/intel...s-drivers.html
    for the latest drivers direct from Intel.

    where there is a will there is a way
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    Before trying the experimental Intel driver I might try some boot options. There is only one Intel open source driver and 13.10 has a recent version. But many systems seem to need boot options to help it configure itself.

    Older Intel video card: i915.modeset=1 or i915.modeset=0 newer: i915.i915_enable_rc6=1

    Some other Intel boot options Each line is one that may work
    acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor
    i915.i915_enable_rc6=1

    Force Intel Video mode as boot parameter in grub menu - Must change to your screen size, not 1280x1024
    video=1280x1024-24@60
    and if that doesn't work you can try
    video=VGA-1:1280x1024-24@60

    You add these like nomodeset. Or at grub menu, use e to edit, scroll to linux line & replace quiet spash. If you find one that works then we can modify grub to include it all the time.
    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both BIOS liveCD & grub first boot ( also UEFI with grub)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    BIOS screens shown
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions
    Possible boot options suggested by ubfan1
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...0#post12871710
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    Hi Everyone,

    First of all, thanks to all of you who get involved and tried to get a solution. Second I finally solved the issue, so I wil paste here the steps if anyone in the future needs it.

    1) Open the Terminal and write the code below:
    Code:
     
    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    2) That will open the Grub and you should see something like these
    Code:
    GRUB_DEFAULT="0"
    #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT="0"
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET="true"
    GRUB_TIMEOUT="10" 
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    3) Change the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"

    4) Save the changes and in the terminal run the next code to update the grub configuration:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    That's all folks. Once again thanks for your colaboration,

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    Re: Ubuntu Doesn't Boot unless Recovery Mode

    alejandrofurfaro; Hey,

    It is great that you can now boot, but, "nomodeset" is not the best solution as that also disables Kernel Mode Setting, That may have adverse effects. We need to find a better solution.
    I have lost internet connectivity on my machine, working to find a solution of my own, so my responses at this time will be spotty at best.


    when I can
    I do
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    Happy ubutu'n !

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