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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2013, 11:33:37 pm »
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Yeah, no problem. I think if you just logged out (or reboot)
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logout
then when back in root shell try
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mount -n -o remount,rw /
If that was successful then log back in wiith:
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login
then try startx
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startx

ok one last try :)
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #76 on: June 28, 2013, 11:35:36 pm »
ok i followed your instructions to the letter everything looked untill startx

then the usual not authorised errors
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #77 on: June 28, 2013, 11:39:59 pm »
Did you also get this:
mktmp:failed to create file via template '/tmp/serverauth.xxxxxxxxxx':read only file system
Or that has gone?
If it is gone then try:
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sudo rm /home/<username>/.XAuthority*
then try startx

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #78 on: June 28, 2013, 11:51:24 pm »
I think we need Peppermints

/var/log/Xorg.0.log
and
/var/log/Xorg.1.log

files attaching to your next posting
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #79 on: June 28, 2013, 11:56:06 pm »
ok guys I did what you asked but I think I got it wrong because I created a directory and not a file, I'll try again tomorrow and any other instructions you have to try but  I'm working in the morning and i need to get to bed I can barely keep my eyes open
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #80 on: June 28, 2013, 11:57:16 pm »
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log
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/var/log/Xorg.1.log

files attaching to your next posting

I'll post them in the morning

Is that ok ?
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #81 on: June 28, 2013, 11:59:09 pm »

This is for SeZo

if that doesn't work, how smart do you think it will be to try taking the "errors=remount-ro" switch out of fstab and seeing what happens ?

Hmm... There is a chance that it could mess up his file system :-\
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errors={continue|remount-ro|panic}
Define the behaviour when an error is encountered. (Either ignore errors and just mark the filesystem erroneous and continue, or remount the filesystem read-only, or panic and halt the system.) The default is set in the filesystem superblock, and can be changed using tune2fs.

If Emegra is able to mount the filesystem rw then this would not be needed.

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #82 on: June 29, 2013, 12:00:45 am »
Wouldn't it be easier just to re-install ?

Goodnight guys

thanks so much for your patience



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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #83 on: June 29, 2013, 12:44:53 am »
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log
and
/var/log/Xorg.1.log

files attaching to your next posting

I'll post them in the morning

Is that ok ?

Of coursed it is ..whenever suits you :)

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Wouldn't it be easier just to re-install ?

That would be your call ;) .. let's see if the xorg logs give us any clues first eh ?

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #84 on: June 29, 2013, 05:49:01 am »
Xorg.0.log

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[    21.450]
X.Org X Server 1.13.3
Release Date: 2013-03-07
[    21.451] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    21.451] Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-37-generic i686 Ubuntu
[    21.451] Current Operating System: Linux Linux1 3.8.0-25-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 6 20:47:30 UTC 2013 i686
[    21.451] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-25-generic root=UUID=15ba193d-715f-4c4a-a063-bce2fdd8248c ro persistent quiet splash vt.handoff=7
[    21.451] Build Date: 17 April 2013  10:42:56PM
[    21.451] xorg-server 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
[    21.451] Current version of pixman: 0.28.2
[    21.451]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    21.451] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    21.451] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jun 29 01:48:26 2013
[    21.451] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[    21.451] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    21.495] Parse error on line 2 of section ServerLayout in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
   This section must have an Identifier line.
[    21.495] (EE) Problem parsing the config file
[    21.495] (EE) Error parsing the config file
[    21.495]
Fatal server error:
[    21.495] no screens found
[    21.495] (EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[    21.495] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    21.495] (EE)
[    21.495] Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.


Xorg.0.log.old

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    21.004]
X.Org X Server 1.13.3
Release Date: 2013-03-07
[    21.005] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    21.005] Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-37-generic i686 Ubuntu
[    21.005] Current Operating System: Linux Linux1 3.8.0-25-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 6 20:47:30 UTC 2013 i686
[    21.005] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-25-generic root=UUID=15ba193d-715f-4c4a-a063-bce2fdd8248c ro persistent quiet splash vt.handoff=7
[    21.005] Build Date: 17 April 2013  10:42:56PM
[    21.005] xorg-server 2:1.13.3-0ubuntu6 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
[    21.005] Current version of pixman: 0.28.2
[    21.005]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    21.005] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    21.005] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jun 29 01:35:00 2013
[    21.005] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[    21.005] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    21.051] Parse error on line 2 of section ServerLayout in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
   This section must have an Identifier line.
[    21.051] (EE) Problem parsing the config file
[    21.051] (EE) Error parsing the config file
[    21.051]
Fatal server error:
[    21.051] no screens found
[    21.051] (EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
[    21.051] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    21.051] (EE)

[    21.051] Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.[/quote]

There is no /var/log/Xorg.1.log that I can see


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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #85 on: June 29, 2013, 10:25:22 am »
I could have sworn you said there was no file at

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Yet that's saying it has an error at line 2 ;)

browse to PEPPERMINT's

/etc/X11

directory, and rename xorg.conf to xorg.conf.broken

Now see if Peppermint will boot correctly.
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #86 on: June 29, 2013, 12:04:30 pm »
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I could have sworn you said there was no file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Your right I did, but I could well have done something wrong I don't remember and I don't have an explanation sorry


I'm still at work but I'll try again when I get home


Many thanks


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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #87 on: June 29, 2013, 05:42:32 pm »
Ok I renamed /etc/X11/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.broken and rebooted and now instead of the fixed cursor at the top left of the screen I now have a flashing cursor and it will accept keyboard input ie ctrl-alt-del will reboot the system but it still wont boot into the login screen.

I also noticed that in Bodhi if i navigate to the peppermint partition it doesn't show up the xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/ although it is listed if I navigate to it via a live Peppermint 4 disc

This might explain why I told you it wasn't listed earlier



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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #88 on: June 29, 2013, 06:07:01 pm »
OK, now what happens if you get as far as you can with the Peppermint boot, then hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 .. does it drop you into a console askingn you to login ?

if so, log in .. then what happens if you run:
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startx
or
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sudo service lightdm restart
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #89 on: June 29, 2013, 08:17:18 pm »
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OK, now what happens if you get as far as you can with the Peppermint boot, then hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 .. does it drop you into a console askingn you to login ?

No nothing happens, just the black screen and flashing cursor


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