LMDE boots to console after update pack 8 [SOLVED]

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LMDE boots to console after update pack 8 [SOLVED]

Postby bpeary on Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:51 pm

System now boots to console -- no graphical login. Startx gets cinnamon GUI running, but gnome-keyring requires separate login.

Relevant section of grub:

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### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry 'LinuxMint GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.11-2-amd64' --class linuxmint --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   load_video
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(/dev/sdc,msdos2)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 0cdaaed1-2a51-4286-87fc-ad3b40d8ba8c
   echo   'Loading Linux 3.11-2-amd64 ...'
   linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.11-2-amd64 root=UUID=0cdaaed1-2a51-4286-87fc-ad3b40d8ba8c ro  quiet elevator=deadline
   echo   'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
   initrd   /boot/initrd.img-3.11-2-amd64


Relevant section of /etc/inittab:
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# /etc/inittab: init(8) configuration.
# $Id: inittab,v 1.91 2002/01/25 13:35:21 miquels Exp $

# The default runlevel.
id:5:initdefault:


How can I get back to a normal graphical login?
Last edited by bpeary on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8

Postby Monsta on Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:16 am

bpeary wrote:Startx gets cinnamon GUI running

That may mean that something is wrong with the display manager. Reinstall it.
If it's MDM (the default one), run this:
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apt install --reinstall mdm mint-mdm-themes
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8

Postby bpeary on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:19 am

It was indeed an mdm problem -- mdm was not installed at all. Perhaps before the update I was using gdm?

Besides not having mdm, I also don't have the apt shortcut to apt-get, which makes me worry that over the years, although faithfully using the upgrade packs, my system is somehow diverging from the current LMDE configuration.
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8

Postby Monsta on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:27 am

bpeary wrote:I also don't have the apt shortcut to apt-get

Install mintsystem.
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8 [SOLVED]

Postby killer de bug on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:34 am

are you using
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apt upgrade
to install the UP? If yes, you shouldn't.
Can you try apt dist-upgrade and see if you don't have any updates waiting for you?
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8 [SOLVED]

Postby bpeary on Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:55 pm

Apt working now, thanks.
For upgrades, I only use the GUI update manager from the panel
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8 [SOLVED]

Postby killer de bug on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:30 pm

Just to be sure, can you please post the output of
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inxi -r
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8 [SOLVED]

Postby bpeary on Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:01 am

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.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
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com debian main
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Re: LMDE boots to console after update pack 8 [SOLVED]

Postby Monsta on Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:09 am

All good.
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