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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2013, 09:16:58 pm »
sda1 = Bodhi

sdb1= Windows

sdb5= Peppermint
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2013, 09:20:23 pm »
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Start-Date: 2013-06-26  19:57:35
Commandline: aptdaemon role='role-commit-packages' sender=':1.58'
Upgrade: python3-software-properties:i386 (0.92.17, 0.92.17.1), peppermint-system:i386 (4.0.4, 4.0.5), pm-utils:i386 (1.4.1-9git1, 1.4.1-9git1ubuntu0.1), software-properties-common:i386 (0.92.17, 0.92.17.1), software-properties-gtk:i386 (0.92.17, 0.92.17.1), yad:i386 (0.21.0-1~webupd8~raring, 0.22.0-1~webupd8~raring), firefox-locale-en:i386 (21.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.2, 22.0+build2-0ubuntu0.13.04.1)
End-Date: 2013-06-26  19:58:01

Start-Date: 2013-06-26  21:28:25
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic
Install: mypaint-data:i386 (1.0.0-1, automatic), mypaint:i386 (1.0.0-1)
End-Date: 2013-06-26  21:28:35

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2013, 09:38:40 pm »
Are you able to boot to Peppermint recovery mode and drop to a root prompt ?
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2013, 09:40:53 pm »
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Are you able to boot to Peppermint recovery mode and drop to a root prompt ?

I'll try, what do you want me to do ?
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2013, 09:58:20 pm »
First I want you to run:
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lshw -C display
(im after which driver is being used)

can youu also pot any output from this:
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ls -al /etc/X11/xorg.conf
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2013, 10:00:20 pm »
From the recovery console ?
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2013, 10:05:37 pm »
Yes, from the grub menu, select the Peppermint recovery console .. then select "drop to a root shell" or similar.
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2013, 10:18:02 pm »
Hope I've got the right info

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lshw -c display

* Display UNCLAIMED
description: vga compatable controller
vendoe: Intel Corporation


ls -al /etc/X11/xorg.conf

ls cannot access /etc/x11/xorg.conf: no such file or directory
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2013, 10:23:51 pm »
I was actually looking for something like

driver=i915

Can you run this in Bodhi and post the output:
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sudo lshw -C display
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2013, 10:25:27 pm »
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driver=i915

I'm almost certain nothing like that was listed, I was looking for it


Booting Bodhi
« Last Edit: June 28, 2013, 08:50:08 am by Emegra »
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2013, 10:29:31 pm »
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graeme@Linux3:~$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for graeme:
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fe880000-fe8fffff ioport:dc00(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fe840000-fe87ffff
graeme@Linux3:~$


I see it now sorry  :-[
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013, 10:31:03 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2013, 10:35:46 pm »
Don't be .. bodhi is obviously loading a driver, Peppermint isnt.

Can you boot from a Peppermint LiveCD/LiveUSB and run that command again .. so we can see if the LiveCD is finding the graphics card and loading the driver.
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2013, 10:45:46 pm »
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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:fe880000-fe8fffff ioport:dc00(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:fe840000-fe87ffff
peppermint@peppermint ~ $
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2013, 10:58:34 pm »
Try this ..

Reboot to Peppermint recoverymode>drop to a root shell

run:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel

if it warns that it's in read-only mode, so can't write to the partition .. run:
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sudo mount -n -o remount,rw /
to remount it read/write
then
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel
then shutdown with:
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suso shutdown -P now
and see if Peppermint will boot
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013, 11:42:45 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2013, 11:01:11 pm »
Ok but I'll have to boot into Bodhi first so i can print this off

Shouldn't be too long :)
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