matthewh3 wrote:I've got the same problem just installed LMDE and updated it. Also changed some repo's to what the package manager recommended and it only boots to the command line? After I installed LMDE I tried to update it and the package manager recommended I change some repo's. Should I have left them as standard for a more stable environment?
There is something very strange going on here. If you have just downloaded LMDE then you cannot possibly have kernel 3.1. Not even Mint 12 has 3.1 by default as far as I know, the only way you can have kernel 3.1 is to be tracking debian sid repos. By default LMDE comes with the sources pointing to the 'latest' update pack, this is a very long way from 'sid'.
In a default install the /etc/apt/sources.list file should look something like:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
If yours points in any way to 'sid' then it is corrupted and you will have to reinstall unless you want to have a bleeding edge and potentially unstable system.
Just changing your sources.list file to the one above will not work because you would have to uninstall every package you have already installed from the 'sid' repos.
One thought though is that installing a new kernel does not uninstall the old one, so if you originally had kernel 3.0 installed then you should still be able to boot into that kernel by choosing it from the grub screen at boot up. This might get you going, but you will still have a very non standard LMDE system if you have used any other packages from Sid.
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