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Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:53 pm

I have a big problem.
I was trying to fix a problem that I posted in the newbie section http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=10716 and thought maybe disabling Compiz would help. It didn't, so I tried to enable compiz (there are two different buttons on the menu for this). when I clicked to re-enable compiz the screen went white and now when I boot, everything goes normal, and then turns all white!

I am running the new KDE mini-cd and have done all updates and installed my ATI card with envy.
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Re: Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby McLovin on Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:18 pm

login to a safe mode at the login screen, and disable compiz start at system start. Have you recently updated the kernel? I have that issue with the 2.6.22.14 kernel,(i think that's the one, the older Hardy kernel, but a new main kernel) also on an ATI card.
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Re: Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:18 pm

I have not, unless that is something mint update would do.

how do I do disable it? Are you talking at the login screen?
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Re: Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby McLovin on Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:44 pm

at the login screen, select "Safe (gnome/KDE) whatever DM you are are using, that load into safe made and not start Compiz. then you select to use standard desktop from appearances menu, and try to log in normally again.
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Re: Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:57 pm

McLovin wrote:at the login screen, select "Safe (gnome/KDE) whatever DM you are are using, that load into safe made and not start Compiz. then you select to use standard desktop from appearances menu, and try to log in normally again.

Thanks.It was the new KDE minicd version, but I wound up formatting and re-installing the gnome version of Mint. Less problems I think. the new KDE Mint had done this a couple time on fresh re-installs, and I wasn't doing anything that should have been a problem, so I couldn't figure why this was happening. Maybe there are still a few kinks with it.

This is off topic but:
I would like to run KDE as an alternate desktop. Is this hard to accomplish starting from Mint Gnome Version? Any idea if it is possible to have different customized Gnome desktops. As an example Ubuntu Studio Desktop (Gnome), Standard Mint (Gnome) and then maybe a KDE desktop?
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Re: Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby McLovin on Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:00 pm

it is possible, but if you install the ubuntustudio, DO NOT INSTALL THE RT KERNEL it creates havoc. As for KDE, you can install that as well, but it will not be the Mint version, it will be the Kubuntu version.
You can customise Gnome to just about anything you want, I have customized mine to no end
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Re: Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby big_dog1968 on Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:22 am

Could I have different configurations of Gnome, that I can choose from at the login, or from within Gnome?

For example, I might want to log into a desktop with menus configured for video/graphics/audio, with less eye candy, and less of anything else that slows performance, and then maybe the standard Mint desktop for every day usage. Do you know where I could learn about doing this sort of thing? Thanks.
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Re: Desktop turned white at boot!

Postby MagnusB on Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:06 am

Well, you could use Sessions for that, to deactivate certain things to start at boot. Easiest would be to create different users for different needs. Man, I really need to stop reading here while in XP...
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