How To Fix “Checking Battery State” Error

We recently ran into a “checking battery state” error on a Zorin Linux v7 installation where the system just hung for a long time at the “checking battery state” stage when starting up. Zorin Linux is a very easy to use operating system, especially for those making the transition from a Windows environment. As it turned out, this wierd error was quite easy to rectify. (more…)

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How To Fix Low Graphics Mode Error After Kernel Update

A low graphics mode error can be an irritating message most Linux users don’t want to see. After recently updating a Linux installation to kernel 3.2.0-40, we suddenly started having all kinds of problems with a Linux Operating System:
First, reboot seemed to hang at the boot screen for a very long time – for Ubuntu, a blank screen; for Peppermint, the Peppermint Logo, for Zorin 6, the wheel.

Next, when the system finally booted, it gave a low graphics mode error message, along with options to:

  • Run in low-graphics mode for just one session
  • Reconfigure graphics
  • Troubleshoot error
  • Exit to console login (more…)
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How To Fix CentOS 6.4 Boot Hang After Upgrade

The Community Enterprise Operating System, commonly known as CentOS is a solid Linux Operating system similar to Red Hat Linux. We recently ran into a GUI boot problem after upgrading to CentOS 6.4 in a VirtualBox environment. Upon restarting after the upgrade, we noticed that during the boot process, the system showed either a blank screen or the CentOS progress bar for an extended period, almost one hour.

Apparently, the CentOS 6.4 upgrade broke X11 (the UNIX/Linux Graphical User Interface  or GUI). A few attempts at repairing the boot loader using the CentOS 6.4 installation disc did not help. (more…)

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How To Recover From A Hard Drive Crash

So, what if you came into the office one morning and heard some clicking sound coming from your server? That clicking sound could be a near heart-stopper for some or another minor irritation to others depending on how well they have planned for such a situation. It is the tell-tale sign that a hard drive is failing or has failed depending on how long it has been going on. The unfortunate, but sad truth is that for most small business owners today, the odds are that they would fall into…

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How To Recover From A Hard Drive Crash

So, what if you came into the office one morning and heard some clicking sound coming from your server? That clicking sound could be a near heart-stopper for some or another minor irritation to others depending on how well they have planned for such a situation. It is the tell-tale sign that a hard drive is failing or has failed depending on how long it has been going on. The unfortunate, but sad truth is that for most small business owners today, the odds are that they would fall into…

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How To Recover From A Hard Drive Crash

So, what if you came into the office one morning and heard some clicking sound coming from your server? That clicking sound could be a near heart-stopper for some or another minor irritation to others depending on how well they have planned for such a situation. It is the tell-tale sign that a hard drive is failing or has failed depending on how long it has been going on. The unfortunate, but sad truth is that for most small business owners today, the odds are that they would fall into…

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