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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    Hi,
    nouveau (open source driver for nvidia) is pre-installed. Have you tried it ?

    You can execute the commands below to make sure that no nvidia-proprietary driver left in your system and nouveau will be used.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf # if the file does not exist , then is OK 
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-common ubuntu-desktop
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and at the end , give this command to reboot your pc
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    If everything work ok , then is not needed to install additional-proprietary nvidia driver.

    Thanks
    I tried this and I was finally able to login from the GUI.
    But there is a small problem with this procedure.
    Whenever I reboot or start my computer, after the purple screen with red dots I see "a purple screen with a dark patch" for about 10-15 seconds followed by a white screen for some 5 seconds and then I see the login window.
    Can someone please tell me what could be wrong?

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    i get that same checking battery state message on my headless server. it's because I uninstalled a desktop manager. I am guessing lightdm was uninstalled when you uninstalled that gnome thingy. try to reinstall lightdm.

    also, what happens if at the checking battery state screen, you hit ctrl-alt-f1, login textually. then at the prompt enter this
    sudo service start lightdm
    Now that I can finally login, I can see that I have lightdm installed on my computer.
    Do I need to run the following command from the terminal?
    sudo service start lightdm

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Hi ,
    lightdm is already started . You don't need to start something manually. The problem probably is with graphics driver , Nvidia additional drivers.
    Now that you have purged completely nvidia , you can try to install another version if you want.
    You have 2 options.
    One is nvidia-experimental-304 and the other is nvidia-experimental-310

    First try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304 nvidia-settings-experimental-304
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Reboot to see if you can login without problems.

    The other "problem" with plymouth(during OS start, that with the dots ...etc) , I cannot handle it . Sometimes work good , sometimes not.

    If the experimental-304 not working for you , try the 310, but first remove manually the 304.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-experimental-*
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    and then try 310
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-310 nvidia-settings-experimental-310
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    and reboot again.

    Thanks (hope you solve it soon)

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    Hi ,
    First try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304 nvidia-settings-experimental-304
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Reboot to see if you can login without problems.
    Thanks a lot. Now I don’t see that ugly screen at login however now I see an NVIDIA splash screen at startup for a couple of seconds and I can still see that bright white screen I talked about in my earlier post.
    Should I try nvidia-experimental-310? Will it fix my problem? Or is there any other way?

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by agentfortyseven View Post
    now I see an NVIDIA splash screen at startup for a couple of seconds and I can still see that bright white screen I talked about in my earlier post.
    Yes ? is it beautiful ? never saw it

    Quote Originally Posted by agentfortyseven View Post
    Should I try nvidia-experimental-310? Will it fix my problem? Or is there any other way?
    Well, nobody can tell you if will work better or worst. Experimental is experimental.
    If you want to give it a shot.. you know how to remove if not work.

    Thanks

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    First try
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304 nvidia-settings-experimental-304
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    I actually forgot to run the second command and restarted. Now when I ran the second command I don’t see the white screen anymore but I do see the nvidia splash screen. And the boot time has increased compared to what it used to be. I'm gonna mark this thread as solved anyway.


    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    Yes ? is it beautiful ? never saw it
    Nah its not beautiful at all but I can deal with it. I would however be glad if you or someone else could help me stop it from appearing at login.
    And thanks a lot for your help NikTh and others too.

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by agentfortyseven View Post
    Nah its not beautiful at all but I can deal with it. I would however be glad if you or someone else could help me stop it from appearing at login.
    The only thing I can suggest is this command
    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    and if the results are more than one , choose the Ubuntu's plymouth screen.

    Then run

    Code:
    sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
    Thanks

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    you can add
    Code:
    Option "NoLogo" "True"
    to your xorg.conf file I am just not exactly sure which section it suppose to be put in.

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    The only thing I can suggest is this command
    Code:
    sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
    When i ran the above command I got the following message:
    There is only one alternative in link group default.plymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
    Nothing to configure.


    Its alright I'm happy with my computer right now.
    I do however have one final question:
    Is nvidia experimental 304 driver more stable or experimental 310? Because I have experimental 304 driver and sometimes my computer freezes.

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    Re: Stuck at "checking battery state..." in ubuntu 12.04. Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    you can add
    Code:
    Option "NoLogo" "True"
    to your xorg.conf file I am just not exactly sure which section it suppose to be put in.
    I don't have any xorg.conf file on my computer my friend. But thanks a lot for your help.

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