Install complete ... where is the login screen?

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Install complete ... where is the login screen?

Postby PBarmann on Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:04 pm

This is my first experience with any type of Linux so I apologize for my complete lack of awareness, but thanks for taking time to check this post.

I recently received a Live CD for Linux Mint Elyssa and everything works great with it. After installing and attempting to boot from the hard drive, things get fouled up. The program loads and starts OK; the same desktop that I see on the Live CD comes up. However, there are no desktop icons, no taskbars, menus, etc. It's just a blank desktop, essentially. I let it sit for several minutes but no login screen ever appears. I cant get any sort of response from the program through keyboard shortcuts, right clicking the mouse, etc.

I performed a straight forward installation; let Mint do the partitioning and everything. I have reinstalled several times but still cannot get this thing running.
In searching these forums, I have read some posts that sound somewhat similar to my situation but the subsequent advice was over my head and I had no idea how to act on the advice offered.

Thank you for any help.

Here is my system info:
Everex StepNote 4103M

Intel Celeron M CPU 410 @ 1.46ghz, 2 gb RAM, DVD RW
Chipset: VIA 82C364 rev 0
BIOS: Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
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Re: Install complete ... where is the login screen?

Postby xnostradamusx on Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:52 am

~cheers~

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Re: Install complete ... where is the login screen?

Postby sputty01 on Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:02 am

That links to this thread if i'm not mistaken :lol:
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Re: Install complete ... where is the login screen?

Postby BAD on Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:13 am

Three things you can try
1. log in enter your id press enter and enter your password press enter. This problem happens with video cards from the time your computer was made.
2. Try a different video card and see if it allows you to see the log in screen.
3. Try to boot into safe graphics mode.
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Re: Install complete ... where is the login screen?

Postby Fred on Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:26 pm

Guest,

You have 5 posts in a row on this thread that contribute absolutely nothing. What is the point?

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Re: Install complete ... where is the login screen?

Postby Husse on Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:19 am

Well - I deleted the posts - I was notified by the reported posts
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