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Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #105 on: June 30, 2013, 04:49:43 pm »
NO, 2 secs .. typing up instructions.
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 #106 on: June 30, 2013, 04:52:11 pm »
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 x11-common xorg xserver-xorg-core lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter

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 #107 on: June 30, 2013, 05:29:30 pm »
Sorry Mark but no luck

I don't know what the hell I've done all I remember doing was logging out I never changed or installed anything I'm aware of

I'm happy just to re-install, I've nothing to lose any important stuff is on my NAS, I know you don't like to be beaten Mark and I respect that, but honestly this is not worth the misery were putting ourselves through

But I'll trust your judgement



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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #108 on: June 30, 2013, 06:17:16 pm »
May be quicker to just reinstall (you probably could have done it ten times over by now).. but your call ?
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #109 on: July 01, 2013, 07:35:31 am »
Just to put closure on this I re-installed and everything seems to be fine again

just one question, I have the printer problem again, will I just wait for the updates to sort it out



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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #110 on: July 01, 2013, 10:38:39 am »
Run a full system update either from -

menu>System Tools>Software Updater

or with:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #111 on: July 01, 2013, 11:56:59 am »
The updates that included the printer fix came through about 2 minutes after I typed my last post so all's well again


Once again thanks to Mark and SeZo fpr all your help





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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #112 on: July 01, 2013, 12:05:42 pm »
You are welcome (not that I helped much). :)
It would have been (although frustrating) nice if we could have gotten to the bottom of it and found the cause (or at least recovered from it).
Just a simple update should not have caused that severe screw up.

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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #113 on: July 01, 2013, 01:05:13 pm »
Hi SeZo

I agree it would have been nice to have solved the problem, even nicer to have known what the hell caused it, but there has to be a limit and although I was getting frustrated I felt this was beginning to frustrate you & Mark as well.

There are other people on here that need help and I was getting more than my fair share


Once again thanks for your help & patience


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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #114 on: July 01, 2013, 01:19:55 pm »
I'm not convinced it was an update that caused it, otherwise it would have gone bonkers again when he updated just ;)

I'm never bothered about trying to solved a problem .. I live for this stuff and hate to be beaten, but there comes a point when you think "okay, I've spent 3 days on the issue, I could have reinstalled a few times by now, is there any point to continuing".

So I agree with you both .. it would have been nice to know, but probably not worth the effort.

But can I add - In any future situations like this, I'm happy to play it any way you'd like :)

Happy to hear it's all up and going again though .. have you done the fstab stuff for mounting the NAS partitions yet ?
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Re: Login screen blacked out
« Reply #115 on: July 01, 2013, 02:01:57 pm »
Quote
. have you done the fstab stuff for mounting the NAS partitions yet ?

Yep and it all works perfectly

gigolo no more :)


Many thanks


Graeme

 


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