[plug] Problem with laptop running Ubuntu 8.10

sothisistheinternet sothisistheinternet at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 00:01:08 WST 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Bret Busby <bret at busby.net> wrote:
> Hello.
> I have an HP/Compaq NX5000 running Ubuntu 8.10, in a multiple boot
> installation. (Well, it was, when it was operating properly)
> I have just gone to look at an image that was displayed in a web browser
> window the last time that I used the computer (a couple of days ago), and
> the screen displays only the background, with no desktop, no panel, no
> date/time, or anything else.
> Nothing responds on the computer; <alt><F1> to got to a console (if that
> works in Ubuntu), <CTRL><ALT><DELETE>, and, the ON/OFF switch.

I'm not meaning to talk down to you but have you held the power button
down for 5-10 seconds to see if it powered off? I'm just trying to
make sure it wasn't a quick 1-3 second press of the power button.


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