MintUpdate 1.4 broke my X and Network Manager [SOLVED]

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MintUpdate 1.4 broke my X and Network Manager [SOLVED]

Postby KiwiWifi on Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:37 am

Hi

I just installed MintUpdate 1.4 on Celena.

Tried it out and updated a category 3 update (HAL).
It removed lots of Gnome-stuff, like gnome-network and so on.

Now my Celena will not enter X anymore. It says that the session lasted less than 10 seconds and then I'm redirected to the login screen again.

Please advice, is there a log somewhere so I can see what was removed?

Thanks in advance
Last edited by KiwiWifi on Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Husse on Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:05 am

Almost all logs are in /var/logs
There is a log for aptitude which will have the information about what has been installed - only the package names though...
I've updated level 1, 2 and 3 without problems - you may have some special hardware....
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Postby hoppel on Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:22 am

I just installed MintUpdate 1.4 on Celena.

Tried it out and updated a category 3 update (HAL).
It removed lots of Gnome-stuff, like gnome-network and so on.

Now my Celena will not enter X anymore. It says that the session lasted less than 10 seconds and then I'm redirected to the login screen again.


I discovered exactly the same problem. Since I'm a noob, I don't know what to do with the logs - and how to get them. Is there a way of restoring the old status before the installation of that update?
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Postby ceti on Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:46 am

To solve this "your session lasted less than 10 seconds" thing:

1 - Reboot
2 - On the login screen, choose session "Safe Terminal" (or something like that. My Mint is in Portuguese)
3 - Type--> sudo chown your_user_name .ICEauthority
4 - Type--> exit
5 - Start Gnome session

PS - attention to the dot (.) before ICEauthority

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Postby Husse on Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:13 pm

If ceti's tip does not help you post back!
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Postby KiwiWifi on Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:16 pm

Thanks for the tips

But they don't work.

The aptitude log in /var/log has no entries from my session in MintUpdate.

The chown tip does not resolve my issue at all, still says that the session only lasted less than 10 seconds.

Hardware:
HP nc8430 laptop
ATI Mobility 1600
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Postby ceti on Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:37 pm

Are you sure?
Maybe my mistake:

Step 2.5: cd ..
Step 3: sudo chown /home/your_user_name .ICEauthority

I had this problem in the past and this always worked for me. Maybe it's ICEAuthority, with a capital A after ICE, I can't check now, I'm on Windows (!!!!!).

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Postby KiwiWifi on Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:54 pm

This is the what I get:

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/etc/gdm/PresSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/gdm/PresSession/Default: running /ust/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h " " -l ":0" "User_Name"
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
[:12: closing paren expected
Couldn't exec gnome-session: No such file or directory
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Postby ceti on Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:43 pm

Sorry, man, I can't help you unfortunately. As I said, it always worked for me. Now, I'm back to Mint. Please, one last try:

1 cd / (not cd..)
2 sudo chown /home/your_user_name .ICEauthority
3 exit
4 Choose Gnome

If this doesn't work, I have nothing else, zilch.

Cheers

PS - This is to solve your problem with the graphic interface, not to show what was deleted. And if your .ICEautorithy file was deleted?
Before perform the steps above, type ls -l .ICEauthority. If it exists, you'll see something like this:

-rw------- 1 ceti ceti 21744 2007-10-14 16:47 .ICEauthority
(you must see your_username your_username, not ceti ceti, or root your_username)
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Resolution to the problem.

Postby KiwiWifi on Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:15 am

I solved it :)


1) Booted Mint into Recovery mode, got Internet connection through TP-cable.

2) Walked into the /home/user_name directory and wrote chown user_name .ICEauthority look the at the permission with ls -l .ICEauthority - I was the owner.

3) Looked into the DPKG.log in /var/logs to see what was removed my the MintUpdate app. (Not the aptitude logfile)

4) In Terminal, install the missing packages, (for me Gnome-session, network-manager-gnome, gnome-volume-manager, gnome-power-manager)

5) Had some problem with HAL that wouldn't start corecctly, installed LYNX (terminal webbrowser)

6) HAL started Ok now, (don't ask me why or how)

7) Rebooted into normal mode. Could now login and everything looked as before. I write this on Mint again - Hurray!!!

I'm happy again. Hope this works for others.
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Postby ceti on Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:38 am

You're welcome.

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