[nmglug] Weirdness

Alucard alucard at swcp.com
Wed Apr 10 13:59:41 PDT 2019

Hi Brian,

When you are powering up/down and you see the Ubuntu splash screen, hit 

This will show you the systemd screen. From there you might get an idea 
on what is causing systemd to halt.

You can also try this too:

sudo journalctl -n 100
(displays the last 100 lines to journalctl)

For more info on journalctl: 
If you need assistance with reading the logs, just let us know.

Also, Brian, I would look at getting a backup setup that will back up 
the HDD automatically.



On 4/10/19 11:26 AM, Brian O'Keefe wrote:
> Hi All,
> Since I may not make meeting (niece visiting and Thurs. is her last 
> day) I'm putting my issue out for comment and hopefully answers. As 
> many of you know I used to updgrade instead of clean installs and did 
> that since Ubuntu 6.04. I had also added many apps from third parties 
> and also modified many, many conf files to keep things working. I had 
> a meltdown and lost much of my data but following a partial recovery, 
> thanks to a certain group member, I installed a clean version of 18.04 
> onto a new 1TB SSD. I have ot tinkered at all with 3rd party software 
> nor modified any conf files or been a bad boy in any way!
> My issue ids that I cannot shut down my box in anyway other than a 
> hard shutdown. I also cannot restart it. I have tried the GUI option 
> as well as switching to text mode and using "sudo shutdown now" or 
> "sudo restart now". In those cases I get the splash screen with the 
> "traveling lights" and Unutu but it hangs there. The traveling dots 
> hang on the first dot of the splash screen and nothing happens. I had 
> hoped that text mode would give give me an indication of the issues 
> but I can't stay in that mode for some reason.
> Thanks for any help.
> Brian
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