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Postby aapiethaaap on Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:47 am

Hello again,

This time i am in real sh*t, i tried to get my zen v media player working by installing libusb 1.0.8, it didnt help anything so i tried to install more usb related packages.

So i installd with synaptic libusb hd or something, dint help so i rebooted to try if it help anything, so when i rebooted my bar where usually the start menu stands was empty.

I thought by removing the libhd package it would solve evrything, then i thought i might as well remove the old libubs 1.0.4 package wich was installd by default ( i installed 1.0.8 manual) That wasnt a good idea since it was now removing all sort of thing but when it started removing "automatic update" i was really like omfg and i shut down synaptic.

This leads to the conclusion, can i go back in time for maybe a day or otherwise fix my installation, i have putten much work into installing command and conquer 3 and dont want a new install unless i absolutely have too.
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Postby Ledda on Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:52 am

is it just your panel that isn't showing up at the bottom of your screen?

try to restart it : terminal: kicker (for kde that is, dont know the command for gnome...)
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Postby aapiethaaap on Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:53 am

In my hurry it appears that i forgot to say what the actual problem was, When i log-in the only thing that appears is a black screen.
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Postby Ledda on Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:46 am

hmmm... i have no clue what you have done... have you a backup of xorg.conf? maybe if you put the backup back it will work again.. the black screen is weird !
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Postby aapiethaaap on Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:56 am

I think i removed (or atleast started removing) al the applications that make an ubuntu installation. It was removing al kind of stuff from update-manager to some libs. And the things it was removing had an update sign in front of it in synaptic.

So i think i need to get in a terminal and then reinstall those things.

can i get some specific info on how to boot in a kernel as soon as possible from start up and how to install the packages i removed?
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Postby Ledda on Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:39 am

try to startup your mint, even if you end up with that black screen... if you are at the point when you have the black screen, try to "CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE" maybe you'll get into the terminal that way.
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Postby aapiethaaap on Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:39 pm

oke thank you but what do i need to do when i am in the terminal, i guess sudo apt-get ??????? but i dont knwo which package i need to reinstall.
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Postby Ledda on Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:32 pm

gosh, also a shot in the dark for me. but try for starters : "sudo apt-get update" than sudo apt-get upgrade maybe also sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.

maybe a forced install sudo apt-get -f install

try all those things, maybe one of them will do the job :p
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Postby aapiethaaap on Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:44 pm

onfortunatly al those things didnt work.....

Anymore suggestions?

Btw, when i login with a gnome failsafe session it says:
could not find the GNOME installation, then it switches to failsafe xterm
session

Edit:
Oke i fixed it, i did sudo apt-get gnome and now evrything works again!

THANK YOU! ledda for helping me i couldnt have done it without you!
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Postby Ledda on Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:34 am

great !!! i'm happy that everything is okay now :)

good luck with your further installation of your creative zen :)
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