dclement wrote:I had suppressed the grub timeout (silly me...); I was able to restore it with the help of a live usb key, but of course I couldn't run update-grub from a live session, so it had no effect.
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dclement wrote:Update: i finally got past the blocking point thanks to these instructions.
Yes, I have seen this option before, but I did not think it could help there. However, I had my root console...Monsta wrote:That reminded me that you can add "nomodeset" kernel parameter the same way and see if it helps to restore Ctrl-Alt-Fx functionality.
Sure, why not, but I do hope it will run from the original console. I'm keeping this as a last resort, because my live USB is LM 15, not LMDE, and I fear it could confuse smxi/sgfxi.If nothing helps... well, why not try running sgfxi in a chroot?
dclement wrote:smxi complained that there was some kind of kernel mismatch, and it was looking for kernel 3.8 (not in repos.) while 3.10 was installed.
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