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    Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Hello, I just installed for the 2nd time Ubuntu 11.10 from a USB stick, the first time choosing the "show login screen" option this time choosing "login automatically" but the result is the same: at restart after installlation is complete the screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." execution.

    Tried to CTRL+ALT+F1, login and sudo restart lightDM but that put me back to the frozen screen with the same reading "Checking battery status.."

    The machine is an ASUS M51Sn, and starting from version 9.04 I never had any issue installing Ubuntu before.

    Any help please
    Tinkering with Ubuntu 14.04 and Puppy Linux currently

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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Try these in tty of your choice. ctrl/alt/F1 thru F6 (ctrl/alt/F7 gets back to X when running)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm
    Code:
    sudo start lightdm
    if needed
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart
    Need to have lightdm running is it now? Lightdm took over for GDM.
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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by garvinrick4 View Post
    Try these in tty of your choice. ctrl/alt/F1 thru F6 (ctrl/alt/F7 gets back to X when running)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm
    Code:
    sudo start lightdm
    if needed
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart
    Need to have lightdm running is it now? Lightdm took over for GDM.
    Lightdm is up and running, according to what I read on the screen: before the line "checking battery status" there are many lines, one of which states "starting lightdm [OK]"

    BTW I tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual machine with Virtual Box 4-1 and it actually worked: now I have 11.10 installed but only as a VM
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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    check your sources.list and set ONLY genuine repos (comment out everything else, if any), then: clean/autoclean/autoremove/update/dist-upgrade/ and finally

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a
    (can take a while, dont stop it)

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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    No i don't want to make a distribution upgrade but a clean install.

    BTW I think this is a kernel problem, not an Ubuntu one, so i will just stay with my working installation of 11.04 until this is fixed.

    Just been taught that when a system works, it is good practice not to change it, is it not?
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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Upd8: at grub prompt, choosing previous linux version then linux-3.0 I can access the lightdm screen, then if i log in as my username, after some black screen i am brought back to the login screen, but if a login as guest I can finally get to startup Ubuntu 11.10. In short: now I can use Ubuntu 11.10 only as a guest. Not exactly problem solved but still, at least I can startup the system.
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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Same thing happens for me.

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a

    did not work.

    I ran `sudo lightdm -d` and got the following:

    Code:
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.0.1, UID=0 PID=3512
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Loaded configuration from /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Using D-Bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Registered seat module xlocal
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Registered seat module xremote
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Adding default seat
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting seat
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting new display for greeter
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting local X display
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Using VT 7
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Activating VT 7
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-1.log
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Writing X server authority to /var/run/lightdm/root/:1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Launching X Server
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Launching process 3517: /usr/bin/X :1 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:1 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Waiting for ready signal from X server :1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Acquired bus name
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Registering seat with bus path /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Got signal 10 from process 3517
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Got signal from X server :1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Connecting to XServer :1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting greeter session
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: pam_start("lightdm-autologin", "lightdm") -> (0x1c8aeb0, 0)
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting session lightdm-gtk-greeter as user lightdm logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-1-greeter.log
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Failed to load session file /usr/share/xgreeters/lightdm-gtk-greeter.desktop: No such file or directory:
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Failed to start greeter
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping display
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Sending signal 15 to process 3517
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Process 3517 exited with return value 0
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: X server stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Removing X server authority /var/run/lightdm/root/:1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Releasing VT 7
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Display server stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Display stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping X local seat, failed to start a display
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping seat
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Seat stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping lightdm, required seat has stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping display manager
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Display manager stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping Light Display Manager

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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by andho View Post
    Same thing happens for me.

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh -a

    did not work.

    I ran `sudo lightdm -d` and got the following:

    Code:
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.0.1, UID=0 PID=3512
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Loaded configuration from /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Using D-Bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Registered seat module xlocal
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Registered seat module xremote
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Adding default seat
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting seat
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting new display for greeter
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting local X display
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Using VT 7
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Activating VT 7
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-1.log
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Writing X server authority to /var/run/lightdm/root/:1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Launching X Server
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Launching process 3517: /usr/bin/X :1 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:1 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Waiting for ready signal from X server :1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Acquired bus name
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Registering seat with bus path /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Got signal 10 from process 3517
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Got signal from X server :1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Connecting to XServer :1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting greeter session
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: pam_start("lightdm-autologin", "lightdm") -> (0x1c8aeb0, 0)
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Starting session lightdm-gtk-greeter as user lightdm logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-1-greeter.log
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Failed to load session file /usr/share/xgreeters/lightdm-gtk-greeter.desktop: No such file or directory:
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Failed to start greeter
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping display
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Sending signal 15 to process 3517
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Process 3517 exited with return value 0
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: X server stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Removing X server authority /var/run/lightdm/root/:1
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Releasing VT 7
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Display server stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Display stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping X local seat, failed to start a display
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping seat
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Seat stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping lightdm, required seat has stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping display manager
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Display manager stopped
    ** (lightdm:3512): DEBUG: Stopping Light Display Manager
    I had the exact same problem and the bug has already been reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...dm/+bug/816809

    The resolution is to install the lightdm-gtk-greeter package:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter

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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Got the same problem and none of the suggested solutions work for me.

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    Re: Screen freezes at "Checking battery status.." at startup of 11.10

    Installing the lightdm-gtk-greeter package worked for me.

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