Hi all. I've been running pclos on this machine for awhile with no problems until recently. It is as updated as possible--kernel, updates etc. Running kde4. During boot it crashes, when I go to verbose it stops at the line
NET: Registered protocol family 17
When I start in safe mode the last line before crashing is
Alsa driver is already running
doing alsactl to restore mixer set
In either case I'm able to type further characters however there is no prompt and the characters or commands do nothing.
I then try to shutdown by pressing the power button and all seems ok until it shows
mount: / is busy
I then have to reset.
Sorry, I'm not a programmer, just a hack. If any additional info is required please ask. Thanks
The plot thickens...after waiting what seemed like an eternity another line poped up saying
initializing HAL daemon [FAILED]
Now again, I'm no programmer but isn't the HAL daemon rather important?