I have tried reinstalling Ubuntu to solve this, but nothing seems to work. And now I'm locked out of ubuntu; the only file access I have is PuppyLinux or Ubuntu LiveCD.
Here's my problem.. Whenever I install something new or watch a movie, I lose sound. Then I want to save text from my IM, but gedit won't start up. Firefox freezes. Terminal doesn't come up. I click the Power icon to shut down; nothing comes up, and the only way to shut down is pulling the battery out of the laptop or Alt+SysReq+reisub. Then I tried logging back into Ubuntu; the text is oversized and I can't read it all, something about saving and 644?
Any help would be appreciated.. thank you very much.
Specs: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Dual-Boot with Windows XP
Toshiba Satellite Laptop