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Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:00 pm

Hello and Good Afternoon,

Well I have Linuxmint 15 64, so after a restart I made 2 hrs ago I face the problem on the title.
I log in and everything is black except for my mouse cursor.

I did the restart because a Virtual Machine of mine has frozen.

I really need your help.

I suspect that something happened with Cinnamon and some updates I have done somedays ago.
Maybe I havent restart my pc for some days now.

I made a search on the net before posting, didnt find something working though.

Guide me please. Thnx in advance
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:00 am

nobody? :?
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby administrollaattori on Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:51 am

Boot to the recovery mode and drop to the root prompt, where run commands;
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mount -o remount,rw /
Xorg -configure
cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sync
reboot
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:50 am

First of all thanks

Well i did those and I managed to log in however I have no Icons , neither I can press Menu button

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Xorg -configure
cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Both these commands returned failure.
To be more specific

The first one returns
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(++) Using config file: "/root.corg.conf.new"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Number of created screens does not match number of detected edvices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file

The second one
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cp: cannot create refular file 'etc/x11/xorg/conf': No such file or directory


These actions should not affect my programs or data, or no?
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby administrollaattori on Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:59 am

plj667 wrote:First of all thanks

Well i did those and I managed to log in however I have no Icons , neither I can press Menu button

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Xorg -configure
cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Both these commands returned failure.
To be more specific

The first one returns
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(++) Using config file: "/root.corg.conf.new"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Number of created screens does not match number of detected edvices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file

The second one
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cp: cannot create refular file 'etc/x11/xorg/conf': No such file or directory


These actions should not affect my programs or data, or no?

Just ignore those error messages and run
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cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:21 am

Still nothing!

I can log in but i cannot press anytning, no buttons no icons.
The difference is that i dont have the default mint wallpaper. Now my wallpaper is black screen and I can see the Menu line.

edit: again the command returned some kind of error

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could not create regular file
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby administrollaattori on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:52 am

plj667 wrote:
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cp: cannot create refular file 'etc/x11/xorg/conf': No such file or directory

cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:10 am

well now i can see some improvement

I can see icons and shortcuts (somethings are missing), still i cannot click anything :/
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby administrollaattori on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:27 am

plj667 wrote:well now i can see some improvement

I can see icons and shortcuts (somethings are missing), still i cannot click anything :/

Is there locks above icons? You could look the permissions. Alt F2 gives a command box, where you can command
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xterm
ls -l
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:57 am

Nothing seems locked and I tried some shortcuts but do not work at all

neither ctrl alt T, nor alt f2

edit: after restart i get again black screen


[thank you so much for helping me]

I ran again the commands you told me and after that i run

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startx


which returns in the end

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Fatal server error: Could not create lock file in /tmp/.tx1-lock

xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connecto to x sercer: connection refused
xinit: server error
xauth: error in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority


After reboot I run again

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startx


I log in from commandline and then I can see my desktop, all icons and shortcuts but no menu bar, no shortcuts working, no mouse clicking...

if i restart i take again the same: black screen after login
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:59 am

any idea for what happened and how to solve it without formatting? :roll:
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:37 am

With the above commands Ι managed to login in Software rendering mode

Cannot see my data though, cannot access my programs, GUI works ok.

I reboot and log in in normal mode Still i get a black screen. I can see menu bar only and GUI not working.

..its very nice i talk on my own :P whatever, if anyone can help he is welcome...

last time i logged in i can see everything on my screen but cannot click anything. no shortcuts too
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:14 am

Well here i ve got some news. I did a format and update to Petra .

I installed the OS in my SSD, and my home remain untouched.

The issue remains. I log in - everything seems ok but cannot clik on anything. I suppose the problem is on my home folder


Now i try to boot from live usb in persistend mode and it returns fatal error in my xserver:

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(EE)
Fatal server error:
(EE) Cannot move old log file "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0."
(EE)
(EE)


if i log in in live mode everything is ok
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby austin.texas on Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:33 am

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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:31 am

i try to restart mdm from recovery mode and it returns

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could not start the x server (your graphical envronmnt)
du to some internal error.
Please contact your system administrator or check your syslog to diagnose.
In the meantime this display will be disabled. Please restart MDM when the problem is corrected
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:01 pm

I dont understand. I give up

I suppose that something got upgraded in my directory where my 'home' lies.

If i log in in software rendering mode i can see full icons but keyboard doesnt work.
In other words nothing changed after reinstalling my OS.

I m almost ready to delete my home folder. Beginning back up and going for fresh install-home folder too.

Till then any good idea is welcome.
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby plj667 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:50 pm

Fresh clean install - \ & \home everything is ok.

whatever...

a good chance for learning and seeing new mint petra

cheers thnx for the help
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Re: Black Screen After Login Linux Mint 15

Postby austin.texas on Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:03 pm

Very glad it finally worked for you.
Have fun ! :)
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