Linux Mint just died on me..

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Linux Mint just died on me..

Postby Zophixan on Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:53 am

Hey guys, I did a full update last night through adept, and linux mint seems to have died on me, it won't boot up anymore. I'm using the KDE version of darya I think? (newest kde linux mint). I would attach a log file, but I'm not sure where its kept, I'm currently booted into my vista partition. I'm a linux newbie, so not quite sure what to do! Thanks in advance.
It boots into, a command line I think ?
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Re: Linux Mint just died on me..

Postby catweazle on Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:17 am

Do you get any errors , any text on screen ? Or just nothing ?
Can you boot in the 'recovery mode' ?
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Re: Linux Mint just died on me..

Postby Zophixan on Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:31 am

Recovery mode just takes me to a command line, like booting normally does. I do get some error messages, and loads of text, but they disappear off the screen, as its replaced by more text.. then eventually goes to a command line.
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Re: Linux Mint just died on me..

Postby MagnusB on Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:20 pm

If you get some error messages, can you post them here? And do you know where the boot fails (i.e. starting KDM or something)?
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Re: Linux Mint just died on me..

Postby Fred on Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:29 pm

Zophixan,

Sounds like you did a kernel update and your graphics drivers are no longer correctly loaded.

Just a semi-educated guess. :-)

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Re: Linux Mint just died on me..

Postby McLovin on Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:20 pm

That would be my guess as well, considering you did an adept update, as I stated in another post, this is why I try to use MintUpdate for all updates.
Something you can try, when your grub comes up, if you did install a new kernel, you should see options for 2 different kernels, you will want to select the older one, it will most likely be the third option down if you have a default Grub menu.list, (as you said you are linux noob, I would guess that you do). If you still have issues, post back and we'll see if we can get things right for you.
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Re: Linux Mint just died on me..

Postby Zophixan on Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:36 pm

Hey guys, thanks for replies. I googled it, and it seems my xorg.conf was totally corrupt - I deleted it, and all is good again! However.. my touch pad scroll doesn't work anymore! Any ideas?
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