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October 12th, 2010, 08:29 PM

I finally managed to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot with Windows 7. I'm using the 32-bit version as the 64-bit one failed.

However, I still got some problems with it. A few minor ones, so let's list these fist:
- No auto-connect to my wireless. Is this possible?
- On every reboot, my screen brightness is at max again. Really annoying, as I'm always working on the darkest setting.

Other than this, I have a big problem: 3 fatal errors on boot. After a few seconds, my system boots and everything seems to work, but it doesn't sound good anyway. It goes too fast to write them down - can I find them in some log file so I can post them?

Thank you

October 12th, 2010, 09:10 PM
The auto-connect, did u save the password for the wireless network?
Right click on the network-applet icon on the panel, click "Edit connections" and go to "wireless".
Click "edit" for your wifi network and make sure "connect automatically is checked.

For the brightness settings, go to "preferences > power management". You can set your brightness there. If it is not saved on boot, it must be a bug. You can add bugs here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu

October 12th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Can u paste your boot logfile?

October 12th, 2010, 09:23 PM

Thank you - wireless and brightness works now :)

Boot log: "nothing has been logged yet" :s

October 12th, 2010, 09:29 PM
What kind of errors are these than? Do you have them written down?

You can check your logfiles with: "administration > log file viewer"
Or, check the directory "/var/log". You can see boot.log there.

Maybe you are talking about "/var/log/dmesg"?

October 12th, 2010, 09:35 PM
First I get two errors: "Fatal error: File x missing". (x = file I didn't manage to write down)

This stays for a few seconds, but it boots too fast to write them down. After a few seconds, a third error appears for a second or so, then it boots. This third error has to do with my CPU, but I can't read it that fast...

It doesn't seem to get logged:(

October 12th, 2010, 09:44 PM
if you run:

dmesg | grep Fatal

do you get any results?

October 12th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Nope. In the terminal, right?

I've enabled boot logging (there was a file where you can enable that). This is the output:

'fsck' uit util-linux-ng 2.17.2

/dev/sda4: schoon, 144756/3276800 bestanden, 2108383/13106944 blokken

* Starting AppArmor profiles  Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox

[ OK ]

* Setting sensors limits 
[ OK ]

speech-dispatcher disabled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher

* Starting the Winbind daemon winbind 
[ OK ]

* PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions

saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned

* Enabling additional executable binary formats binfmt-support 
[ OK ]

* Checking battery state... 

Nothing interesting... doesn't list the errors or something.

October 12th, 2010, 09:50 PM
Well, the error is not logged in /var/log (try: cat * | grep Fatal)
Then I'm out of options. Sorry.

October 12th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Well, the error is not logged in /var/log (try: cat * | grep Fatal)
Then I'm out of options. Sorry.

With that command, I'm only getting some folders as the output:(

Thanks for the help anyway.

October 13th, 2010, 04:26 PM

This is the error I'm getting (I'm only getting it twice, not 7-8 times). Only the version number may differ:

Any idea how I can solve this?

The file "modules.dep" exists btw.