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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2013, 11:03:01 pm »
:)
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2013, 11:20:29 pm »
No luck I'm afraid

after the second attempt to install I got this error

Reading package lists... Done
Reading state information... Done
E; Unable to locate package reinstall

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2013, 11:32:06 pm »
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E; Unable to locate package reinstall

I think that should have been in the format:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall packagename

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2013, 11:35:09 pm »
Hi SeZo

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall packagename

Yeah i thought it was a syntax error, it's looking for a package called "reinstall"

I'll try it again tomorrow It's been a long day


thanks for your input


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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2013, 11:40:37 pm »
Oops :)

Fixed in previous instructions.

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2013, 06:22:48 am »
Ok tried it again with the corrected syntax still no luck :(

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Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-intel/xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.2.6.0 ubuntu4-i386.deb
  something wicked happened resolving 'gb.archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - system error)

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-misising






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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2013, 12:14:33 pm »
OK getting a wireless connection up in recovery mode is a PITA, so let's do this from a chroot environment.

Boot to a Peppermint LiveCD/LiveUSB .. set up your wireless connection, so you have internet access.

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo mount /dev/sdb5 /mnt
then
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
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sudo chroot /mnt
then
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apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel

Now hit Ctrl+D
(to exit the chroot environment)

Reboot and check if Peppermint (on the HDD) will boot normally.
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2013, 12:38:07 pm »
you mean i wrote all that down then re-typed it when all it was saying was that i didn't have a internet connection ?  >:(
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2013, 12:52:25 pm »
Erm, afraid so :)
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2013, 01:02:27 pm »
So presumably the "something wicked " was no internet connection

why can't it just say that ?

I HATE COMPUTERS !

ok rant over

I'll try the chroot thing when I get home and post back the results

once again many thanks

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2013, 01:20:32 pm »
something wicked (in this context) meant - something happened that prevented me from doing what you asked, but I'm unsure what, so you'll have to figure it out yourself ;)

Personally I love some of the error messages Linux returns .. they show a sense of humour by the authors.
http://www.fsckin.com/2007/09/24/189-humorous-unix-errors/

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2013, 03:53:13 pm »
Have to say No6 is my favourite  :)
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2013, 08:49:17 pm »
Hi Mark

Ok i tried your last instructions, sadly it's just the same :(






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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2013, 09:47:27 pm »
What do you get if you just issue startx?
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startx
or you could try:
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sudo service lightdm start

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2013, 09:48:39 pm »
would i try them from the recovery console ?
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