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Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby tulup on Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:32 pm

Hello,

can anybody point me to figure out what is go wrong after downloading and installing new 1290 packages (1,3Gb) with last update.
last thing i remembered, it was installing all updates, i went off.
when i came back, computer was restarted, there is some error msg.
after login, it seems there is no theme - no icons, images, i can't run anything in GUI.
don't know how to run terminal in that state, no shortcuts, no "start" button, only x appears instead of it.
can only open Computer - Filesystem free space is 11.6Gb

so, what is it, how to recover from this state?
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Re: Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby zerozero on Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:27 pm

Q1: you still have net in that system?
Q2: can open (and is functional) the terminal?
if yes provide us the output of
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inxi -r
and we'll go from there :)
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Re: Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby tulup on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:17 pm

zerozero wrote:Q2: can open (and is functional) the terminal?


don't know how to run terminal in that state, no shortcuts, no "start" button, only x appears instead of it.


ctrl+alt+f1 see tty1
typing my account credentials (during login typo see some strange chars), can't login to run mc etc.

zerozero wrote:Q1: you still have net in that system?


how to check it? i don't know exactly are there net or not, the desktop is not functional at all, no icons in tray.
i can only open Computer, home folder and that is all.
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Re: Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby tulup on Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:20 pm

i'll make a couple of photos of monitor and try to show it later.
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Re: Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby zerozero on Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:43 am

if you can open home folder probably you can also right-click and open terminal here
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Re: Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby tulup on Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:42 pm

inxi -r

Repos: active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
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

Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
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Re: Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby zerozero on Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:10 am

ok, i see that you have access to the terminal, good :) and your sources.list look ok as well
first of all try
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
(here watch for any kind of errors that might pop up, if the last prompt is not 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. you might have to run
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sudo apt-get -f install
(probably you'll see some packages being installed or any kind of errors: those are important) run again the dist-upgrade command.

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Re: Need help to recover from last LMDE update

Postby tulup on Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:40 am

apt-get update tells me that it was interrrupted, and need to continue manualy using dpkg --configure -a
it helps and now we are finished with this update and problem.
thank you.
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