View Full Version : [ubuntu] Is Ubuntu Repairable?

February 22nd, 2009, 02:27 PM
I receive this error message when I try to open any application, folder or file:
Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Server ping error: IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0)

How can I repair this problem without losing my data?

February 22nd, 2009, 02:36 PM
So what have you installed/changed since the last time your system was working correctly? Do you backup your system regularly?

February 22nd, 2009, 04:16 PM
You can try running the recovery mode.
when grub first starts hit ESC. this will bring up the full boot menu.
highlight (click) recovery mode. hit enter.

when that finishes a box will open giving you several choices,
select Fix Broken packages. hit enter.
when that finishes select continue normal boot and hit enter.

Hope that works for you.