View Full Version : [ubuntu] ubuntu 15.04 starting in version 219 emergency mode!

October 24th, 2015, 02:01 PM
after updating ubuntu to 15.04 after some days i got this error message.
my ubuntu is booting in emergency mode on the boot screen it says.

starting version 219
welcome to emergence mode! After logging in , type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or ^D to
try again to boot into default mode

it gives me root access to the terminal and when i try several command like sudo apt-get update i found that it's didn't able to connect to the internet.
when i use command systemctl default i got the graphical login screen then i enter my credentials and after some time it goes back to the terminal and says
"Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: could not connect: no such file or directory ( g-io-error-quark, 1)

i don't want to install a fresh copy of ubuntu. i have access to all my file via root terminal but graphical interface is not working i don't know why.
please suggest me a way to fix this problem without installing a fresh copy of ubuntu.

October 24th, 2015, 03:43 PM
when you have done the installation, your user & password have been set by yourself. You also get administrative rights via 'sudo'
So you might login with your user; but xauthority complaint, meaning the installation has not been made as expected.
You can get a newer .Xauthority file if you delete the actual one :
sudo rm ~/.Xauthority (copy/paste that command into a terminal)
On the next login the deleted file is recreated by the system

October 24th, 2015, 05:55 PM
it did follow what you said and gave command sudo rm ~/.Xauthority
it's says

rm: canot remove /root/.Xauthority: No such file or directory

any other suggestions ??

Dennis N
October 24th, 2015, 08:19 PM
Is this .Xauthority file you are planning to remove in your home directory? Using sudo with ~/ is apparently being interpreted as root user's home directory. I suggest not using this shortcut notation. Instead (suppose your user name is avishek) try first without sudo:

rm /home/avishek/.Xauthority

and if that fails (probably meaning you don't own it), try it again with sudo in front.

The /root directory is the home directory of the root account. It is also referred to as the root user's home directory (and not as the root directory).

October 24th, 2015, 08:50 PM
i also did replaced it with my home directory path. still it says No such file or directory.

Dennis N
October 24th, 2015, 09:21 PM
Have you verified that it is really missing?

cd to your home folder, run this command and check the output (my output shown):

[dmn@Sydney ~]$ ls -la .Xauthority
-rw------- 1 dmn users 51 Oct 24 11:38 .Xauthority

If it is missing, dino99 says it will be recreated on next login. If he is wrong, you need to find out how to generate a new one.