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Ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error


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#1 beachfeet

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:44 AM

Hello,

Recently while using my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, I received this error message.

Sorry. Ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error.

ExecutablePath

 /usr/bin/compiz

Package

 unity 7.2.3+14.04.20140826-Oubuntu1

 ProblemType

 Crash

Title

 compiz crashed with signal 7 in FcFontMatch()

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Trusty Tahr-Release i386(20140722.2)

 

After following the instructions, and restarting the computer, the problems will start back up again. I usually get kicked off of Firefox, and programs take forever to load. All of this started happening within the last couple of hours, and this is the first time that I have experienced this problem after having the OS on this laptop for a few days. I would really appreciate if someone could please point me in the right direction.

Thank you for your time.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:56 AM

Try

Ctl-Alt-F2, Your screen will go black with white text,  log in and type
 

unity --reset

Where it says log in type your user name, Then hit enter

Then it will ask for your password, Type in your password, Then hit enter

Then type in the command exactly as you see it .

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Did you update the system?

 

If no try that first.

Open terminal and type

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Edited by NickAu1, 24 November 2014 - 05:08 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:15 AM

Thank you for the reply. Yes, I made sure that it was updated. Here is where I am at after following the directions that were posted. 

unity --reset

WARNING:no DISPLAY variable set, setting it to :0

ERROR: the reset button is now deprecated



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:31 PM

My PC just did its normal update, It needed a reboot so I did it, Took forever to restart, and Unity started freezing up. I do not know if this was due to the update, or a broken download or what, I had to do a " System restore" with Time Shift, I have not run the updates as yet.

 

I will get back to your issue as soon as I sort out my PC. Normally I do not try and fix these sorts of problem on my PC I just reinstall or run Time Shift.

 

TimeShift for Linux is a application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows

 

TeeJee Tech: TimeShift

 

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:17 PM

Hi beachfeet, if no-one else has said it :welcome: to BC!

Nick don't know if this will help, very long - I read a few screens worth then went to end and worked back.

 

Also, at #63 there:

 

 

Note: this is likely triggered by bug #1380278

 

I am  interested in this one because I am about to reinstall 14.04 (getting rusty on it, wannabe Trusty again)

 

beachfeet - are you running the Linux on a Virtual Machine, or what method?

 

Good luck you are in good hands

 

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Edited - typo


Edited by wizardfromoz, 25 November 2014 - 02:23 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:23 AM

Hello everyone,

I have it installed actually. I'm currently upgrading some hardware, and reinstalling the OS.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:26 AM

Good luck in your Mission!

 

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 05:25 AM

Thank you. I don't know what was causing that error, but either adding more memory, or a fresh install got rid of the error messages. Firefox has also stopped giving me problems. I am having difficulty showing all the hidden startup applications. This is what I have tried, but with no luck. Would someone please be able to help me out with that?

sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g­" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

 

Thank you for your time.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:49 PM

Thy it this way. Just copy and paste.

sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Yours says

sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g­" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

or a fresh install got rid of

Get used to that while you are learning.

 

Creating backups will help. Now that you have a fresh install you might want to follow these instructions.

 

TimeShift for Linux is a application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows

 

TeeJee Tech: TimeShift

 

 

Installation

Ubuntu

If you are using the following Ubuntu releases (or any of its derivates like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint) then you can install it from the LaunchPad PPA:

  • Ubuntu 14.10 (utopic)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (precise)

Run the following commands in a terminal window:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install timeshift

 

Other Linux Distributions

Download the installer from following links:

timeshift-latest-i386.run (32-bit, 170 KB)
timeshift-latest-amd64.run (64-bit, 180 KB)

Run it from a terminal window using the following commands:

./timeshift-latest-i386.run  #32-bit
./timeshift-latest-amd64.run  #64-bit

Depending on the distribution that you are using, you may need to install packages for the following dependencies:

libgee json-glib rsync

 

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Edited by NickAu1, 25 November 2014 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 05:18 PM

Thy it this way. Just copy and paste.

sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

Yours says

sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g­" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

 

Thank you for the suggestion, but that didn't end up working either for some reason. I tried this, and it seemed to have done the job this time.

 

sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

 

TimeShift works great, and it is going to save me a lot of time. I won't have to keep reinstalling the OS.  I was able to install it with the first set of commands that were posted.

 

Thank you again.


Edited by beachfeet, 26 November 2014 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 07:29 PM

 

TimeShift works great, and it is going to save me a lot of time.

There is also a Clone function on TimeShift.

 

Insert a USB stick 8 Gib or more into PC, Hit the clone button and wait, When done you will have a bootable USB with your OS and settings. Now if the worst happens and you damage your OS bad you can always boot the PC from the USB stick and clone your system back to the PC. OH yes the USB can be used on other PC's as well.


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 10:36 PM

Thank you very much. I will be looking into that.



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:55 PM

hello nick,

what should i do after this

unity --reset

WARNING:no DISPLAY variable set, setting it to :0

ERROR: the reset button is now deprecated

 

thanks.



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:50 AM

Hi Jalel.

 

Did you try the fixes mentioned in this thread?  Can you please start a new post giving us as much detail as you can about your version of Linux and what you have tried.

 

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 01:08 AM

Oh I had issues with this one, my solution was to remove the hidden config files as sometimes during updating the files would get corrupted.

Its a somewhat common in Ubuntu's unity desktop


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