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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 02:24:31 pm »
Hello, sorry for the delay -busy weekend.

The access to the files is through the normal mapped drives on Windows and Samba on Ubuntu.  The only thing I do not get is the Ubuntu Gnome desktop.

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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2013, 02:56:22 pm »

Typing:

sudo service lightdm restart

results in a blank screen apart from a flashing cursor.

Typing:

startx

causes an error statement which includes 'Xinit: Unable to connect to X server. No such file or directory.'

Typing:

cat ~/.xsession-errors | less

causes an error statement:

cat: /root/.xsession-errors: No such file or directory.

'shutdown -r now'  restarts to a command prompt and telling me that there are 51 packages for update and 37 are security updates.



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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2013, 03:00:36 pm »
Might be worth doing an update ;)
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade

Whilst I look into that xserver error.

can you also post the output (if any) from:
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ls -al /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and
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sudo lshw -C display

and remember Linux commands ARE case sensitive.
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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 01:47:08 pm »
ls -al /etc/X11/xorg.conf

returns:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 117 Mar 15 15:32 /etc/X11/xorg.conf

sudo lshw -C display

returns no errors.  The last line is:

resources: irq:18 and then various memory addresses.

I must solve this problem but my eyesight is bad enough to put me on the blind register and I may have got mixed up between l's and 1's etc.  It will get solved though I am sure.

Thank you very much for your help and patience.

Malcolm


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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2013, 02:26:29 pm »
Try renaming your xorg.conf:
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sudo mv -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
then rebooting with
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sudo shutdown -P now
then turning on  the PC again.

any change ?
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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2013, 03:04:21 pm »
No, there is no change.

Also /usr/bin/X does not appear in the directory listing.  Is it possible to restore this, it would seem to be pretty vital?

Malcolm

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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 04:18:27 pm »
Yeh it's part of the xserver-xorg package .. so reinstall that with:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg

But before you try that .. have you tried running an update from the command line:
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get upgrade
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SOLVED: No Gnome
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 11:50:18 am »
Wow, yippee, thanks a million!  I never use exclamation marks.

This message comes to you from Ubuntu.  Re-installing xserver-xorg did the trick.  I had done the updates earlier.

Malcolm

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Re: No Gnome
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 01:31:12 pm »
You're welcome .. glad to hear you're up and running again :)
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