On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 3:22 PM, Baron <baron@...> wrote:
Hi Gene, Thank you for your reply,

On Friday 16 March 2018 17:44:08 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Friday 16 March 2018 10:13:31 Baron wrote:
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> > An annoying issue has appeared !
> > I'm running Q4OS,  Trinity Desktop on an AMD dual core machine
> > with 2Gb ram and 500Gb HDD.
> >
> > Problem:  On boot up, maybe every second or third time,  I get a
> > black screen with  "[***   ] Start job running - ~0.XX seconds.
> > 1:30." If I Ctrl Alt Del the machine restarts with the same
> > screen and message.  If I let it continue, I then get a page of
> > text with "Ctrl D" to continue, "Or enter Root Password to Login"
> > Using "Ctrl D" everything just stops and I have to hard boot the
> > machine, It then goes back to the start job again.
> > If I login with the root password, I get pages and pages of what
> > I think maybe logs.  At the end of this if I "StartX" I get my
> > normal desktop.  At this point if I logout and hard boot the
> > machine, everything comes up as normal.
> >
> > I haven't a clue what is going on here...  Help !
> >
> > Thanks Guys:
> That waddles and quacks like an e2fsck, and may be indicative of a
> failing hard drive. Get a report from it with smartctl.

I can't find "smartctrl" on this machine, is it something that I have
to install ?

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