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Postby Richard Davies on Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:32 pm

After I login with my user name and password in Celena and press Enter, I get a blank screen in a pale gray color.
Everything works up to that point. The Celena live CD and the installed version of Casandra worked very well on this computer. Help!
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Re: Login and boot

Postby scorp123 on Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:01 am

Richard Davies wrote:After I login with my user name and password in Celena and press Enter, I get a blank screen in a pale gray color.
Looks like the GUI is hanging ... Does anything happen if you wait for a long enough time?

Did you recently change some stuff? e.g. mess around with permissions, or experience unexpected crashes? Or did you install or remove a lot of packages?
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Postby Richard Davies on Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:56 pm

I have waited as long as 5 minutes after login but nothing happens.
I have not changed permissions but I have added a few packages. At this point I think I'll reinstall Cassandra and if that still works I'll try the upgrade again. I don't have time to do it right now. If it works I'll post a reply.
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Postby Kynan on Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:27 am

I had a simmilar problem, when i enabled autologin it obviously didnt work and came up with the login screen and when i typed in my username and password it came up with a pale orange screen like ubuntu does when it logs in.. and my mouse froze up and i couldnt do anything, i tried restarting loggin in as root.. it logged in but i still had no use of my mouse. and after a good hour of fiddling with just the keyboard i gave up and reinstalled which was the quicker option since i had just freshly installed. so since i haven't dared try and enable auto login.
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Postby Husse on Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:49 pm

This seems like when you enable Beryl and don't have 3D drivers. However Beryl is not normally active until you start it
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Postby Kynan on Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:08 pm

you are right, i had put beryl in sessions for startup and im running a laptop with integrated graphics.
however since reloading mint on, it runs fine and i even have beryl to start up automatically through sessions.
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Postby Richard Davies on Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:14 am

If anyone is still following this thread, I can bring it to a happy conclusion. The problem I had was that I was trying to upgrade to Celena without formatting my home partition. (a separate primary partition) I thought Celena would install on the boot partition and just recognize the original home partition and all the data on it. I began to suspect this when the original Cassandra would not install either. So I ran the Live CD as root and backed up my data then installed Celena with no problems. I don't know the details of this but apparently you have to format and install over all of the partitions. Let me know if this is correct.
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Postby Husse on Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:54 am

Celena without formatting my home partition.
This is exactly what you should not do!
You have the home partition to keep your data
However something may have gone wrong in partitioning
I didn't read the entire thread again...
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Postby Richard Davies on Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:25 pm

What you say makes sense. I don't know what happened, but at least it's working now.
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