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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #90 on: June 29, 2013, 09:14:59 pm »
Could you login from this screen?
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login
then when logged in:
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sudo service lightdm stop
then try startx
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startx

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #91 on: June 29, 2013, 09:18:33 pm »
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Could you login from this screen?

Sorry SeZo I'm not sure what you mean by "this screen"




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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #92 on: June 29, 2013, 09:27:25 pm »
The one you got after Marks istructions:
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go as far as you can with Peppermint boot, then hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 .. does it drop you into a console

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #93 on: June 29, 2013, 09:33:02 pm »
I cant do anything at that screen except reboot with Ctrl-Alt-Del but Ctrl-Alt-F1 did nothing

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #94 on: June 29, 2013, 09:44:56 pm »
OK. From the grub menu, select the Peppermint recovery console .. then select "drop to a root shell" or similar
then when you are in root shell (to make filesystem writable):
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mount -n -o remount,rw /
if that was successful the login and follow the last  set of instructions

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #95 on: June 29, 2013, 09:58:18 pm »
Thanks SeZo

I've had a few beers tonight so I'll try your instructions in the morning


Thanks for your help and patience with this



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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #96 on: June 29, 2013, 10:01:07 pm »
No problem, I will just continue with my holiday ;)

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #97 on: June 29, 2013, 10:07:15 pm »
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No problem, I will just continue with my holiday

That's a good idea in fact I think I'll give you the rest night off


Enjoy :)

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #98 on: June 29, 2013, 10:46:46 pm »
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That's a good idea in fact I think I'll give you the rest night off

Enjoy :)

Thanks I will. Might even have a few beers myself.(the beauty of being away) ;D

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #99 on: June 30, 2013, 12:05:02 am »
Sorry Emegra .. kind of manic day today, so kinda glad you're getting drunk ;)

I'll try to be about tomorrow if possible.
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #100 on: June 30, 2013, 05:56:15 am »
Ok I followed SeZo's instructions

I ran mount -n -o remount, rw /
logged in
ran sudo service lightdm stop then startx

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graeme@Linux1~$ startx
X: user not authorised to run the x server, aborting
Xinit: giving up
Xinit: Unable to connect to x server: connection refused
Xinit: server error
graeme@Linux1~$

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #101 on: June 30, 2013, 02:51:24 pm »
What are the uncommented lines of

/etc/X11/Xwrapper.config

?
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2013, 03:32:33 pm »
I must be losing my marbles but my head cant figure out if uncommented means without the hash or with so here's the whole file

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# Xwrapper.config (Debian X Window System server wrapper configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by the post-installation script of the x11-common
# package using values from the debconf database.
#
# See the Xwrapper.config(5) manual page for more information.
#
# This file is automatically updated on upgrades of the x11-common package
# *only* if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of that package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command as root:
#   dpkg-reconfigure x11-common
allowed_users=console

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #103 on: June 30, 2013, 04:43:50 pm »
Well that's right, so quite why it won't let you start X from a console I don't know.

Try:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall x11-common xorg xserver-xorg-core lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter
then see if Peppermint will boot normally.
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2013, 04:45:56 pm »
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Try:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall x11-common xorg xserver-xorg-core lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter

from recovery ?

 


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