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December 7th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Hello all,

I just tried installing the sun-java6-jdk and then ran updates through the update manager. I was asked to reboot the machine and when I boot up, I get the screen that you see in the attached image. This screen is constantly flashing on and off at a high rate and it is very difficult to type in my login name and it is fully impossible to type in my password with any kind of accuracy. If anyone knows how I can recover from this, please let me know. The computer is running Ubuntu 9.10.

Thank you,


December 8th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Well, I guess I fixed my own problem. I booted to an older kernal and all appears to be running fine. I guess I installed a kernal update that pooched my system.