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Desktop not displaying

Postby Carfyd on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:35 am

Hi can anyone help please. I'm using Mint 14, 32bit Mate
I tried to network a printer. Seemed OK, printer clicked and rattled, so I must have made some connection, but everything then froze completely, I had to shut it down with he power button. Now on restart, it only loads as far as the terminal, lets me log on, but no desktop, just sits there waiting for a command!!

Thanks.
Pete
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Re: Desktop not displaying

Postby dobbelyou on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:49 am

u can try, as normal user, NO ROOT!:
startx , or startkde

ur x-server seems to be crashed or just not starting
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Re: Desktop not displaying

Postby Carfyd on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:36 pm

Thanks for that. It works, but when I reboot, I have to do the same thing.
Can I save it so it just starts normally?
Thanks again

dobbelyou wrote:u can try, as normal user, NO ROOT!:
startx , or startkde

ur x-server seems to be crashed or just not starting
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Re: Desktop not displaying

Postby dobbelyou on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:51 am

Carfyd wrote:Thanks for that. It works, but when I reboot, I have to do the same thing.
Can I save it so it just starts normally?
Thanks again

dobbelyou wrote:u can try, as normal user, NO ROOT!:
startx , or startkde

ur x-server seems to be crashed or just not starting


try this ( kde )
sudo restart kdm

(gnome)
sudo restart gdm

otherwise, use google to find out how to restore xserver
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Re: Desktop not displaying

Postby Carfyd on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:54 pm

All good, and thanks for your help
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