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Started by Rich J, February 19, 2015, 07:54:46 PM
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mount -o rw,remount /
Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 19, 2015, 09:25:54 PMFirstly there's no file /etc/usr/bin Senior moment I'd actually edited /etc/X11/default-display-manager from lightdm to mdm and was trying to get back to it...........I changed lightdm to mdm - I'd found mdm in Synaptic and thought I'd installed it correctly, but obviously not!Secondly, Ctrl+Alt+T will only work from a booted desktop. Understood!To edit the file you'll either have to boot a LiveCD/LiveUSB then edit the file on your hard drive Could you post the steps for this method, please?orBoot to recovery modethen select "Drop to a root prompt"then remount the root partition read/write withCode Select Expandmount -o rw,remount /then use "nano" to edit the file .. as inCode Select Expandnano /full/path/to/file/to/be/edited I tried this (twice) but get the error 'GTK-WARNING : cannot open display' and it stalls at this pointI've tried booting previous versions also but get the same error.The LiveCD/LiveUSB method will be the easiest unless you're comfortable without a GUI
Quote from: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on February 20, 2015, 03:47:41 PMBoot to a LiveCD/LiveUSBOpen file managerselect the hard drive in the left hand column of file managerbrowse (on the hard drive) to /etc/X11right-click on the default-display-manager file and select "Open as root" (leave the passsword empty, just hit enter)edit the fileSAVE the fileReboot to t he hard drive