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Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 12:27 pm

I thought a more suitable title subject would have been "Ho.. wait.. whatdidIdo?", but that might have mislead a few people.

I was playing a game in Wine, which I set up a bit wrongly so the keyboard and mouse got caught up in it.. and I couldn't get out of it after I alt-tabbed. I got stuck, so I hard-booted the machine. Then things became a little.. funny.

You see, I when I installed Nadia a few days ago, I set it up so I wouldn't have to log in when I rebooted. Now when I start up, I have to log in. But when I log in, the windows manager doesn't launch, it just stays in the prompt. Or 'terminal mode', or.. I forget what it's called in Linux.

Can anyone explain to me what happened? I'd like to put it back the way it was! :(
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby xenopeek on Mon May 06, 2013 3:59 pm

I'm not sure how Wine or a sudden reboot could cause this. Ext4 is a very resilient file system and can recover from power outages and other sudden machine shutdowns.

Do you get the graphical login screen before you are kicked to the console?
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 4:24 pm

xenopeek wrote:I'm not sure how Wine or a sudden reboot could cause this. Ext4 is a very resilient file system and can recover from power outages and other sudden machine shutdowns.

Do you get the graphical login screen before you are kicked to the console?


No, I never get to that point. I see the Mint logo, them green loading dots and then it goes to the command prompt in seconds. Also.. I had set it up so it wouldn't require me to log in, so it's a little surprising that I must do that now. All that after an unexpected reboot.

Is there something I can do from the command prompt to get the Xfce running?
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby xenopeek on Mon May 06, 2013 4:35 pm

Let's see if the graphical desktop still works. Log in as yourself on the console and then run this command:
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sudo start mdm

You'll be asked to type your password again. If that doesn't start your graphical session, please share any errors you get. (Clear digital photo of screen would be fine if you get larger amount of text.)
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 4:42 pm

It only says:
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start: Unknown job: mdm

Nothing else happens.
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby xenopeek on Mon May 06, 2013 4:49 pm

Eh. That's the wrong way for MDM, sorry. This is the way to start it:
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sudo /etc/init.d/mdm start
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 4:52 pm

That doesn't do anything. It doesn't even ask me to log in. :?

Same effect as pressing Enter with nothing.
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 5:00 pm

Have I somehow landed in some kind of safe-mode? Is that it? It doesn't mention anything useful at any point after booting (other than Welcome to Linux Mint etc after logging in). A little confusing...
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby xenopeek on Mon May 06, 2013 5:03 pm

Right, another user is having a similar sounding issue though using Cinnamon. You may try these tips for checking for errors or warnings in your dmesg and /var/log/syslog: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=132913&p=715638#p715622. There may be a clue in the logging to help figure out the root cause.

You may also try starting Xfce directly:
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sudo startxfce4
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 5:14 pm

I willl look into that other thread tomorrow.
xenopeek wrote:You may also try starting Xfce directly:
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sudo startxfce4

That did do something. Xfce4 has launched, but it acts like it hasn't been launched before and the layout is different. My files are unavailable too. Is that because I'm in the root account now?

Update: While I didn't see any of the programs I installed (w, the Internet and Firefox do seem to work. It will be a little easier for me to figure out what went wrong at least. For now... good night. :)
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby xenopeek on Tue May 07, 2013 1:38 am

You may try running startxcfe4 without sudo before it.
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Tue May 07, 2013 2:49 am

I'll try that after I post my syslog and dmesg here. I apologize for the large amount of redundancy.. I just want to make sure I don't accidentally cut out something important.

Syslog:
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May  6 11:45:45 ********* kernel: [117425.530423] show_signal_msg: 22 callbacks suppressed
May  6 11:45:45 ********* kernel: [117425.530434] Thunar[1431]: segfault at 0 ip b4ff9a10 sp bf968f00 error 4 in thunar-uca.so[b4fee000+11000]
May  6 11:46:35 ********* wpa_supplicant[1141]: wlan0: WPA: Group rekeying completed with 58:98:35:f4:84:4b [GTK=TKIP]
--
May  6 17:57:27 ********* kernel: [   14.765288] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
May  6 17:57:27 ********* kernel: [   16.365949] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
May  6 17:57:27 ********* kernel: [   16.498055] ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
--
May  6 17:57:34 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
May  6 17:57:34 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
May  6 17:57:34 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
--
May  6 17:57:38 ********* dbus[826]: [system] Activating service name='fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1' (using servicehelper)
May  6 17:57:38 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 17:57:38 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 17:57:38 ********* kernel: [   37.589607] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
--
May  6 17:57:39 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  6 17:57:39 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  6 17:57:39 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
--
May  6 17:57:45 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <info> DNS: starting dnsmasq...
May  6 17:57:45 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <error> [1367855865.162846] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:390] update(): dnsmasq not available on the bus, can't update servers.
May  6 17:57:45 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <error> [1367855865.162891] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:392] update(): dnsmasq owner not found on bus: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq': no such name
May  6 17:57:45 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 17:57:45 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 17:57:45 ********* dnsmasq[1250]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
May  6 17:57:45 ********* dnsmasq[1250]: warning: no upstream servers configured
May  6 17:57:45 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <warn> dnsmasq appeared on DBus: :1.12
May  6 17:57:45 ********* NetworkManager[882]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 18:00:32 ********* kernel: [   16.765338] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.18.0 20080528 for 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
May  6 18:00:32 ********* kernel: [   17.430870] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
May  6 18:00:32 ********* kernel: [   17.663920] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
--
May  6 18:00:32 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
May  6 18:00:32 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
May  6 18:00:32 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
--
May  6 18:00:36 ********* dbus[737]: [system] Activating service name='fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1' (using servicehelper)
May  6 18:00:36 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 18:00:36 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 18:00:36 ********* dbus[737]: [system] Successfully activated service 'fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1'
--
May  6 18:00:36 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  6 18:00:36 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  6 18:00:36 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
--
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> DNS: starting dnsmasq...
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <error> [1367856042.607220] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:390] update(): dnsmasq not available on the bus, can't update servers.
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <error> [1367856042.607370] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:392] update(): dnsmasq owner not found on bus: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq': no such name
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 18:00:42 ********* dnsmasq[1229]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
May  6 18:00:42 ********* dnsmasq[1229]: warning: no upstream servers configured
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> Policy set '*********' (wlan0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
--
May  6 18:00:42 ********* dbus[737]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' (using servicehelper)
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <warn> dnsmasq appeared on DBus: :1.12
May  6 18:00:42 ********* NetworkManager[823]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 18:03:53 ********* kernel: [   16.053370] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.18.0 20080528 for 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
May  6 18:03:53 ********* kernel: [   16.551447] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
May  6 18:03:53 ********* kernel: [   17.310975] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
--
May  6 18:03:53 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
May  6 18:03:53 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
May  6 18:03:53 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
--
May  6 18:03:58 ********* dbus[740]: [system] Activating service name='fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1' (using servicehelper)
May  6 18:03:58 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 18:03:58 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 18:03:58 ********* dbus[740]: [system] Successfully activated service 'fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1'
--
May  6 18:03:58 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  6 18:03:58 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  6 18:03:58 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
--
May  6 18:04:04 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <info> DNS: starting dnsmasq...
May  6 18:04:04 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <error> [1367856244.485475] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:390] update(): dnsmasq not available on the bus, can't update servers.
May  6 18:04:04 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <error> [1367856244.485623] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:392] update(): dnsmasq owner not found on bus: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq': no such name
May  6 18:04:04 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 18:04:04 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 18:04:04 ********* dnsmasq[1229]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
May  6 18:04:04 ********* dnsmasq[1229]: warning: no upstream servers configured
May  6 18:04:04 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <info> Policy set '*********' (wlan0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
--
May  6 18:04:04 ********* dbus[740]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' (using servicehelper)
May  6 18:04:04 ********* NetworkManager[826]: <warn> dnsmasq appeared on DBus: :1.12
May  6 18:04:04 ********* dnsmasq[1229]: setting upstream servers from DBus
--
May  6 18:29:44 ********* kernel: [   14.709102] microcode: CPU0 sig=0x6fd, pf=0x80, revision=0xa1
May  6 18:29:44 ********* kernel: [   14.712684] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
May  6 18:29:44 ********* kernel: [   14.968629] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
--
May  6 18:29:44 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
May  6 18:29:44 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
May  6 18:29:44 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
--
May  6 18:29:48 ********* dbus[731]: [system] Activating service name='fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1' (using servicehelper)
May  6 18:29:48 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 18:29:48 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 18:29:48 ********* dbus[731]: [system] Successfully activated service 'fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1'
--
May  6 18:29:48 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  6 18:29:48 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  6 18:29:48 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
--
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> DNS: starting dnsmasq...
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <error> [1367857794.104547] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:390] update(): dnsmasq not available on the bus, can't update servers.
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <error> [1367857794.104690] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:392] update(): dnsmasq owner not found on bus: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq': no such name
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 18:29:54 ********* dnsmasq[1229]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
May  6 18:29:54 ********* dnsmasq[1229]: warning: no upstream servers configured
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> Policy set '*********' (wlan0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
--
May  6 18:29:54 ********* dbus[731]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' (using servicehelper)
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <warn> dnsmasq appeared on DBus: :1.12
May  6 18:29:54 ********* NetworkManager[769]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 19:10:13 ********* kernel: [   16.137305] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.18.0 20080528 for 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
May  6 19:10:13 ********* kernel: [   17.438924] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
May  6 19:10:13 ********* kernel: [   17.940379] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
--
May  6 19:10:13 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
May  6 19:10:13 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
May  6 19:10:13 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
--
May  6 19:10:18 ********* dbus[733]: [system] Activating service name='fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1' (using servicehelper)
May  6 19:10:18 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 19:10:18 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 19:10:18 ********* dbus[733]: [system] Successfully activated service 'fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1'
--
May  6 19:10:18 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  6 19:10:18 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  6 19:10:18 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
--
May  6 19:10:23 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <info> DNS: starting dnsmasq...
May  6 19:10:23 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <error> [1367860223.939424] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:390] update(): dnsmasq not available on the bus, can't update servers.
May  6 19:10:23 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <error> [1367860223.939577] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:392] update(): dnsmasq owner not found on bus: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq': no such name
May  6 19:10:23 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 19:10:23 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 19:10:23 ********* dnsmasq[1233]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
May  6 19:10:23 ********* dnsmasq[1233]: warning: no upstream servers configured
May  6 19:10:23 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <info> Policy set '*********' (wlan0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
--
May  6 19:10:23 ********* dbus[733]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' (using servicehelper)
May  6 19:10:23 ********* NetworkManager[813]: <warn> dnsmasq appeared on DBus: :1.12
May  6 19:10:24 ********* dnsmasq[1233]: setting upstream servers from DBus
--
May  6 22:40:23 ********* kernel: [   14.953377] input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/device:1a/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input4
May  6 22:40:23 ********* kernel: [   14.998895] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
May  6 22:40:23 ********* kernel: [   15.038782] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
--
May  6 22:40:23 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
May  6 22:40:23 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
May  6 22:40:23 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
--
May  6 22:40:28 ********* kernel: [   20.282970] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
May  6 22:40:28 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 22:40:28 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 22:40:28 ********* dbus[681]: [system] Successfully activated service 'fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1'
--
May  6 22:40:28 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  6 22:40:28 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  6 22:40:28 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
--
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> DNS: starting dnsmasq...
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <error> [1367872836.202096] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:390] update(): dnsmasq not available on the bus, can't update servers.
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <error> [1367872836.202138] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:392] update(): dnsmasq owner not found on bus: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq': no such name
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 22:40:36 ********* dnsmasq[1234]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
May  6 22:40:36 ********* dnsmasq[1234]: warning: no upstream servers configured
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> Policy set '*********' (wlan0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
--
May  6 22:40:36 ********* dbus[681]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' (using servicehelper)
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <warn> dnsmasq appeared on DBus: :1.12
May  6 22:40:36 ********* NetworkManager[757]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  6 23:10:00 ********* kernel: [   16.265319] [drm] Initialized radeon 2.18.0 20080528 for 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
May  6 23:10:00 ********* kernel: [   16.282220] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
May  6 23:10:00 ********* kernel: [   16.828577] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.16
--
May  6 23:10:00 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
May  6 23:10:00 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
May  6 23:10:00 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
--
May  6 23:10:05 ********* dbus[732]: [system] Activating service name='fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1' (using servicehelper)
May  6 23:10:05 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 23:10:05 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
May  6 23:10:05 ********* dbus[732]: [system] Successfully activated service 'fi.w1.wpa_supplicant1'
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May  6 23:10:05 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  6 23:10:05 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  6 23:10:05 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
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May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> DNS: starting dnsmasq...
May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <error> [1367874611.131153] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:390] update(): dnsmasq not available on the bus, can't update servers.
May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <error> [1367874611.131303] [nm-dns-dnsmasq.c:392] update(): dnsmasq owner not found on bus: Could not get owner of name 'org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq': no such name
May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
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May  6 23:10:11 ********* dnsmasq[1220]: DBus support enabled: connected to system bus
May  6 23:10:11 ********* dnsmasq[1220]: warning: no upstream servers configured
May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> Policy set '*********' (wlan0) as default for IPv4 routing and DNS.
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May  6 23:10:11 ********* dbus[732]: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.nm_dispatcher' (using servicehelper)
May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> dnsmasq appeared on DBus: :1.12
May  6 23:10:11 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> ((null)): writing resolv.conf to /sbin/resolvconf
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May  6 23:32:12 ********* kernel: [ 1349.537397] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
May  6 23:32:12 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update failed
May  6 23:32:12 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> ((null)): removing resolv.conf from /sbin/resolvconf
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May  7 00:51:16 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  7 00:51:16 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  7 00:51:16 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
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May  7 01:06:04 ********* kernel: [ 2249.216588] wlan0: deauthenticating from 58:98:35:f4:84:4b by local choice (reason=3)
May  7 01:06:04 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> DNS: plugin dnsmasq update faileda
May  7 01:06:04 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> ((null)): removing resolv.conf from /sbin/resolvconf
--
May  7 08:36:35 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'supplicant-available') [20 30 42]
May  7 08:36:35 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <warn> Trying to remove a non-existant call id.
May  7 08:36:35 ********* NetworkManager[805]: <info> (wlan0): supplicant interface state: ready -> inactive
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Tue May 07, 2013 2:52 am

Dmesg only gives:
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[   16.282220] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Tue May 07, 2013 3:10 am

xenopeek wrote:You may try running startxcfe4 without sudo before it.

This doesn't seem to work, but I get some interesting errors. I'll try to provide a picture, I need a little time.
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Tue May 07, 2013 3:38 am

What I get for running startxfce4 without sudo: http://i.imgur.com/ZYUfLhm.jpg

I won't claim to understand a great deal of Linux, but problems with permissions seems like some kind of definite hint to me.
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby xenopeek on Tue May 07, 2013 3:51 am

Ah, problem with the .ICEauthority file. If you have an encrypted home folder, you're out of luck and there is no way you can recover from this. If you have an unencrypted home folder, we can fix it.

Log it on the console as the root user. Then follow the commands to run in this post: http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.ph ... 76#p639528. I can't read your username in the picture, but let's say it is "ashboy". The commands to run would then be:
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chown ashboy:ashboy /home/ashboy/.ICEauthority
chmod 0600 /home/ashboy/.ICEauthority
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Tue May 07, 2013 4:26 am

Yeah, I thought it would be a 'smart' idea to run a fast desktop manager like Xfce since my laptop is kind of old and the GPU isn't really supported anymore by ATI. :roll:
Anyway.. I did what you asked. It resulted in a mixed success. Just to confirm what you asked me to do, one command seemed to change the ownership of that .ICEauthority file, the other seemed to change the permission of the file. I didn't get more output than that.

I rebooted the machine and again I found myself needing to log in and ending up in the Linux command prompt. This time however, running startxfce4 without using sudo worked and Xfce launched like normal. Almost. Wanting to test if restarting the computer now would NOT require me to log in and send me straight to Xfce, I clicked on Logout. Turns out I can't actually reboot or shut down the pc from here, the buttons are greyed-out. I have a feeling anyway that even now rebooting will not bypass the original problem and I still need to log in and type startxfce4 every time I turn on the laptop. :?

It's good to know that the .ICEauthority issue has been fixed, but how do I quite return the way the computer booted to its original state?
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Tue May 07, 2013 4:35 am

Minor addition..

I just tried to run the same game I was playing. FPS was bad before due to bad support for my ATI gpu, but now the FPS even worse. Could anything be different now about how Mint loads its device drivers?
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby ashboy on Tue May 07, 2013 10:02 am

Took me a while to notice, but sound isn't working either. Definitely a driver problem then.
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Re: Stuck in prompt upon rebooting?

Postby xenopeek on Tue May 07, 2013 10:25 am

I'm not sure; the .ICEauthority file was certainly the cause of Xfce4 not starting but there may be more problems. It's strange that MDM will not load; that is the display manager and is what shows you the graphical login screen and then start your graphical desktop session. Something is causing it to either not load or abort :|
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