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No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:25 pm

Hi,

My previous thread got too muddled after I kept updating it, so here is my story in short:

I used to have LMDE running with all previously available updates. Now, after applying UP5, I am stuck in terminal mode.

startx [program]

will give me some basic functionality, but I am getting increasingly desperate that my PC has become almost unusable. I was meant to do some urgent work over the weekend.

Any kind advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby dwainehead on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:27 am

have you looked in your Xorg.0.log to see what it says? sudo nano /var/logs/Xorg.0.log that should be the latest log file from the last boot.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:50 am

Many thanks for coming back to me.

Is this the right path? I get an empty file there.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby dwainehead on Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:46 pm

the look at some of the other log files to see when your xorg crashes, ther is usually a xorg.errors.log or something like that if it's having issues, that should be in the same path or under /etc/X11/, this is a short clip of what my Xorg.0.log looks like:
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[    23.739]
X.Org X Server 1.12.1.902 (1.12.2 RC 2)
Release Date: 2012-05-19
[    23.739] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    23.739] Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 x86_64 Debian
[    23.739] Current Operating System: Linux lmdebox 3.2.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Jun 28 09:07:26 UTC 2012 x86_64
[    23.739] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-3-amd64 root=UUID=c4715591-8052-4040-b9f8-44a31a7d0312 ro quiet
[    23.739] Build Date: 20 May 2012  08:57:17AM
[    23.739] xorg-server 2:1.12.1.902-1 (Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>)
[    23.739] Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
[    23.739]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    23.739] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    23.740] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Sep 27 22:40:33 2012
[    23.846] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[    23.846] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    23.893] (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
[    23.893] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
[    23.893] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
[    23.894] (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
[    23.894] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
[    23.894] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
[    23.894] (**) Option "Xinerama" "0"
[    23.894] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    23.894] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    23.978] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    23.978]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    23.978] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[    23.978]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    23.978] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[    23.978]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    23.978] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[    23.978]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    23.978] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[    23.978]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    24.015] (==) FontPath set to:
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
   /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
   built-ins
[    24.015] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    24.015] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[    24.015] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[    24.015] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[    24.015] (II) Loader magic: 0x7f4083ba8ae0
[    24.015] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    24.015]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    24.015]    X.Org Video Driver: 12.0
[    24.015]    X.Org XInput driver : 16.0
[    24.015]    X.Org Server Extension : 6.0
[    24.017] (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:1244:3842:1556 rev 161, Mem @ 0xf8000000/33554432, 0xd0000000/134217728, 0xdc000000/67108864, I/O @ 0x0000cf00/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/524288
[    24.017] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[    24.017] (II) "extmod" will be loaded by default.
[    24.017] (II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
[    24.017] (II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
[    24.017] (II) "record" will be loaded by default.
[    24.017] (II) "dri" will be loaded by default.
[    24.017] (II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
[    24.017] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    24.220] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libglx.so
[    25.321] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    26.338]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    26.338]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    26.338] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  304.48  Sun Sep  9 20:42:38 PDT 2012
[    26.338] (II) Loading extension GLX
[    26.338] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
[    26.398] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
[    26.604] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    26.604]    compiled for 1.12.1.902, module version = 1.0.0
[    26.604]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    26.605]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension SELinux
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension DPMS
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension XVideo
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[    26.605] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
[    26.605] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
[    26.605] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
[    26.629] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    26.629]    compiled for 1.12.1.902, module version = 1.0.0
[    26.629]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    26.629]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    26.629] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[    26.629] (II) LoadModule: "record"
[    26.630] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
[    26.639] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    26.639]    compiled for 1.12.1.902, module version = 1.13.0
[    26.639]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[    26.639]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    26.639] (II) Loading extension RECORD
[    26.639] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
[    26.640] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
[    26.665] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    26.665]    compiled for 1.12.1.902, module version = 1.0.0
[    26.665]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    26.665] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
[    26.665] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[    26.665] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
[    26.666] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    26.666]    compiled for 1.12.1.902, module version = 1.2.0
[    26.666]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 6.0
[    26.666] (II) Loading extension DRI2
[    26.666] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    26.666] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    27.035] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    27.035]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    27.035]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    27.090] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  304.48  Sun Sep  9 20:24:04 PDT 2012
[    27.104] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[    27.202] (++) using VT number 7


so check, boot kernel, messages and syslog, not all have the .log but they all should be in the same place and readable by nano.

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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:41 am

Zweitaktmotor wrote:Is this the right path?

No, because /var/logs does not exist in Linux. It should be /var/log.

Also, it's more convenient to use a viewer (less) than an editor (nano) if you just need to look at some log.
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less /var/log/Xorg.0.log
To exit it, just press q.


Zweitaktmotor wrote:startx [program]

will give me some basic functionality

Please elaborate. What does "basic functionality" mean here? What does work and what doesn't? Are any error messages shown in the console?

And, of course (this should've been in your first post) - what is your video card?
You can run
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inxi -G
for a quick answer to that. :)
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:26 am

Hi Monsta,

Many thanks for taking the time to help.

To answer your questions:

1. For instance, if I type

startx libreoffice

It will start LIbreOffice, but as a single instance in low (640x480 ?) resolution. No task bar, no menu, no multitasking. As soon as I stop the program, I am back at the terminal prompt.

I can do the same with Firefox and probably a lot of other programs, but I do not seem to have a network connection. (I am sending this post from another, very low spec machine running TinyCore Linux)

2. My LMDE PC is an Asus eeePC 900. Your inxi command gives me:

Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller X.org 2) Res: 128x37 Gfx Data: N/A out of X


3. The Xorg.0.log file is rather large. I tried to scan through to see any irregularities, but found nothing significant. It loads the graphics, then the all input devices. At the end of the log (probably recording shutdown?) it says several modules such as Power Button, Video Bus, Keyboard etc were unloaded then "server terminated successfully (0). closing log file."

4. Please see my other post at:

viewtopic.php?f=198&t=114067

It could be that the problem is not graphics but a drive mounting as RO. But then the Xorg.0.log file is dated today so write access must be there...

***

I have been tinkering around for three days now and am starting to resign to the fact that the installation is buggered. The bottom line is that I may have to wait until the new ISO is out and do a re-install. I have a backup of my complete home directory including hidden files, but unfortunately not of the full installation before the upgrade. I had quite a bit of extra software installed, but have not kept a record. So it will take me some considerable time to get back to where I was.

Perhaps it would be a good idea if these upgrades came with a full roll-back feature, even at the expense of extra disk space. What I initially liked about LMDE was that it is meant to be a rolling edition. With the main, Ubuntu-based editions, I used to alternate between two partitions in case anything went wrong with a new version. But with LMDE, I abandoned this approach and am now struggling with the consequences.

Many thanks again anyway.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:10 am

Zweitaktmotor wrote:1. For instance, if I type

startx libreoffice

It will start LIbreOffice, but as a single instance in low (640x480 ?) resolution. No task bar, no menu, no multitasking. As soon as I stop the program, I am back at the terminal prompt.

Running a single program won't help much. You should try to start the display manager instead.
First, run
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cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager
to find out what your DM is. It should say something like /usr/sbin/gdm or /usr/sbin/mdm. The last part of this filename is the name of your DM.
Second, start the DM by running
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service <your_dm_name> start
where your_dm_name is gdm, or mdm, or something else.

Zweitaktmotor wrote:Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller X.org 2) Res: 128x37 Gfx Data: N/A out of X

Good: this is not nVidia or ATI (the usual suspects when it comes to Xorg breakages).
Bad: now we have to look elsewhere to find out why Xorg broke.
Ugly: it should say "X.Org 1.12.0" or something like that, not that weird stuff (see the part I've made bold).

Zweitaktmotor wrote:"server terminated successfully (0). closing log file."

It's been terminated successfully because you only ran a single program. This log isn't useful right now, you need to run the display manager (see above).
After that, look into this log once more.

Zweitaktmotor wrote:4. Please see my other post at:

viewtopic.php?f=198&t=114067

Looked at it. Seems like a broken system... well, maybe it can be fixed, but this -
Problem is: I don't even think I have a proper network connection
- could be bad. Please double-check it. Try to ping some known website, for example, linuxmint.com. Try to perform apt-get update and see if it completes normally.

Zweitaktmotor wrote:I have a backup of my complete home directory including hidden files, but unfortunately not of the full installation before the upgrade.

Do you keep your home directory on a separate partition?

Zweitaktmotor wrote:What I initially liked about LMDE was that it is meant to be a rolling edition.

Not a "true" rolling edition. Just an edition that you don't have to reinstall every six months. :D
More info about what's rolling and what's not can be found in this LMDE FAQ.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:08 pm

OK I have to go back in history here:

I had this LMDE installation right from the start and kept applying all the updates. When the previous update came out earlier this year, I ran into a bit of a problem:

I think the update installed Gnome 3 while the 042012 ISO contained Mate/Cinnamon. I did not like the new screen setup and installed Mate later by hand, using Package Manager.

Following your advice, I found out that my DM is called gdm3 (still Gnome3 ?!).

I tried to start it as advised but got:

"Starting GNOME Display Manager: gdm3 Usage update-gconf-defaults [options]
error: Source directory does not exist."

Tried the same with "mate" but got "unrecognised service" (What might it be called?)

***

To answer your other questions:

No, I do use my standard home directory, but only for program generated files (settings, caches etc.). My actual user files are kept on an SD card which I remove from the machine during maintenance. I use a program called Conduit to make regular backups of both the home and the SD card.

Besides, I can still boot using the 042012 DVD and access my installed file system from there. Probably have to learn a bit more where Linux stores things in order to rebuild the system.

Confirmed, no network at the moment, but I could download things elsewhere if necessary.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby CptMidnight on Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:44 pm

Can you post the output of

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cat /etc/issue


I ask because LMDE updates don't add more desktop environments, and there is no version of LMDE that comes with Gnome 3 built in.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:20 pm

Zweitaktmotor wrote:"Starting GNOME Display Manager: gdm3 Usage update-gconf-defaults [options]
error: Source directory does not exist."

Something is very badly broken...

Zweitaktmotor wrote:Tried the same with "mate" but got "unrecognised service" (What might it be called?)

That might be called "don't try to apply something you've just learned to everything you see or remember". :)
MATE is not a service or a daemon, it's a desktop environment. Its session can't be started like this, it's started by a display manager.

Zweitaktmotor wrote:No, I do use my standard home directory, but only for program generated files (settings, caches etc.).

Well, that doesn't really answer the question. You can run mount (without any parameters) to see if you have any partition mounted on /home.

Zweitaktmotor wrote:Confirmed, no network at the moment, but I could download things elsewhere if necessary.

That's not the point... Your system's current state may indicate that the upgrade to UP5 wasn't complete. The first thing to do if you suspect that is to perform apt-get update, then apt-get dist-upgrade and see if it reports any errors (and suggestions for fixing them!).

There's not much to do without the network.
If you're lucky, the error that prevented the upgrade from completing happened after everything has been downloaded, but before every package could be unpacked and configured. You can try running
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dpkg --configure -a
to configure all the packages that have been unpacked but not configured yet, and also
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dpkg-reconfigure <package_name>
to reconfigure some package which has already been configured before (for example, try applying it to gdm3).
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:31 pm

Hi Cpt. Midnight

cat /etc/issue

gives me:

Linux Mint Debian Edition \n \1

***

Yes, I found this rather odd. Every one was talking about Cinnamon and Mate, but my login screen only gave me the choice between "Gnome Classic" (which was not classic at all) and another option (which I forgot what it said, but it was something with Gnome as well). The screen layout was dark blue with a status bar at the top but no extra tray icons. On the top right corner there was a scroll-down menu for shutdown, logoff etc. One of the two options also had a feature showing small versions of all open windows.

Only after installing Mate separately I was able to use the familiar Gnome experience again.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:46 pm

Hi Monsta,

Sorry for sounding like a newbie sometimes. :oops:

No I did not mount any partition on home, always used the standard installation and only have one partition on my HD.

During the UP5 upgrade, I saw the machine download _all_ packages in the queue. There are no space issues either, I still have 5 GB left now.

After the download, I left the machine to process the packages and came back later to find everything finished. It may also be worth mentioning that I made sure all other programs were shut down during the upgrade to avoid any conflicts. I tried a few things (clawsmail, firefox I think) and the system seemed to run normal.

But (and here is the newbie bit again) I thought some changes might only come into effect after a reboot. This is where things went wrong, I never saw the GUI again.

I tried your suggestion dpkg --reconfigure -a but got "unknown option --reconfigure", so I guessed you meant dpkg-reconfigure -a instead. Something is happening now: blinking cursor and drive light flickering. It may take some time, but I'll let you know the outcome.

Many thanks again.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:49 pm

Zweitaktmotor wrote:Yes, I found this rather odd. Every one was talking about Cinnamon and Mate, but my login screen only gave me the choice between "Gnome Classic" (which was not classic at all) and another option (which I forgot what it said, but it was something with Gnome as well). The screen layout was dark blue with a status bar at the top but no extra tray icons. On the top right corner there was a scroll-down menu for shutdown, logoff etc. One of the two options also had a feature showing small versions of all open windows.

Only after installing Mate separately I was able to use the familiar Gnome experience again.

This is an old story, and this is completely alright. See this thread and this announcement.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:03 pm

Zweitaktmotor wrote:No I did not mount any partition on home, always used the standard installation and only have one partition on my HD.

Then reinstalling the system will just erase any configuration files and whatever you have in your home dir... so you'll have to copy them back later (you said you have a backup, that's good).

Zweitaktmotor wrote:During the UP5 upgrade, I saw the machine download _all_ packages in the queue. There are no space issues either, I still have 5 GB left now.

After the download, I left the machine to process the packages and came back later to find everything finished. It may also be worth mentioning that I made sure all other programs were shut down during the upgrade to avoid any conflicts. I tried a few things (clawsmail, firefox I think) and the system seemed to run normal.

BTW, the update pack info recommends installing some packages after that.

Zweitaktmotor wrote:But (and here is the newbie bit again) I thought some changes might only come into effect after a reboot. This is where things went wrong, I never saw the GUI again.

I see... So the update process itself seemed like it went alright.

Zweitaktmotor wrote:I tried your suggestion dpkg --reconfigure -a but got "unknown option --reconfigure", so I guessed you meant dpkg-reconfigure -a instead. Something is happening now: blinking cursor and drive light flickering. It may take some time, but I'll let you know the outcome.

Ahh... I always confuse them :oops:
The dpkg option is really --configure, not --reconfigure. I'll edit that post so no one gets confused :)
The command you ran (dpkg-reconfigure -a) will reconfigure all the installed packages, that may take a lot of time (and a few questions from the system). That's why I've mentioned running dpkg-reconfigure only with a single package that has some problems (e.g. gdm3).
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:54 pm

dpkg-reconfigure -a

took a long time and did not give me any output or change in behaviour.

dpkg --configure -a

gave me:

a long list of output and then at the bottom

"Errors were encountered while processing:
gvfs-backends
gnome-control-center
gnome-sushi
gnome-shell
libgnome-desktop-3-2
eog
gnome-settings-daemon
gnome-panel
gdm3
nautilus
nautilus-sendto"


I tried

dpkg-reconfigure gdm3

and a few others, but always get "is broken or not fully installed."

Is there any way to re-install them from a local source rather than the network?
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby setepos on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:59 pm

Zweitaktmotor wrote:dpkg-reconfigure -a


I tried

dpkg-reconfigure gdm3

and a few others, but always get "is broken or not fully installed."

Is there any way to re-install them from a local source rather than the network?


Had exactly the same experience when applying UP4 a while back. Tried everything suggested by others. Nothing worked then. It is like deja vu all over again. Something is wrong with these updates, at least to the extent they cause breakages. Got burned last time, little wiser now. I am playing around with this in a virtual machine. It is not working just like you had described. Anyways, I no longer run LMDE-XFCE on any of my computers.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Monsta on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:26 am

Zweitaktmotor wrote:dpkg --configure -a

gave me:

a long list of output and then at the bottom

"Errors were encountered while processing:
gvfs-backends
gnome-control-center
gnome-sushi
gnome-shell
libgnome-desktop-3-2
eog
gnome-settings-daemon
gnome-panel
gdm3
nautilus
nautilus-sendto"

Can you post the full output please? It could give a hint about what to do to fix what's broken.
If it's really long, wrap it in the "code" tag.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:07 am

OK, HERE IT IS:

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dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gvfs-backends:
 gvfs-backends depends on libcdio-cdda1 (>= 0.83); however:
  Package libcdio-cdda1 is not installed.
 gvfs-backends depends on libcdio-paranoia1 (>= 0.83); however:
  Package libcdio-paranoia1 is not installed.
 gvfs-backends depends on libcdio13 (>= 0.83); however:
  Package libcdio13 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing gvfs-backends (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gnome-control-center:
 gnome-control-center depends on libcheese-gtk21 (>= 3.4.0); however:
  Package libcheese-gtk21 is not installed.
 gnome-control-center depends on libcheese3 (>= 3.0.1); however:
  Package libcheese3 is not installed.
 gnome-control-center depends on libclutter-1.0-0 (>= 1.10.0); however:
  Version of libclutter-1.0-0:i386 on system is 1.8.4-1.
 gnome-control-center depends on libcogl9 (>= 1.7.4); however:
  Package libcogl9 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing gnome-control-center (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gnome-sushi:
 gnome-sushi depends on libclutter-1.0-0 (>= 1.10.0); however:
  Version of libclutter-1.0-0:i386 on system is 1.8.4-1.
 gnome-sushi depends on libcogl9 (>= 1.7.4); however:
  Package libcogl9 is not installed.
 gnome-sushi depends on libevdocument3-4 (>= 3.0.2); however:
  Package libevdocument3-4 is not installed.
 gnome-sushi depends on libevview3-3 (>= 3.0.2); however:
  Package libevview3-3 is not installed.
 gnome-sushi depends on libgjs0b (>= 1.32.0); however:
  Version of libgjs0b on system is 1.30.1-1.
 gnome-sushi depends on libmusicbrainz5-0; however:
  Package libmusicbrainz5-0 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing gnome-sushi (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gnome-shell:
 gnome-shell depends on gir1.2-clutter-1.0 (>= 1.9.16); however:
  Version of gir1.2-clutter-1.0 on system is 1.8.4-1.
 gnome-shell depends on gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0; however:
  Package gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 is not installed.
 gnome-shell depends on gir1.2-mutter-3.0 (>= 3.4.1); however:
  Version of gir1.2-mutter-3.0 on system is 3.2.2-1.
 gnome-shell depends on libclutter-1.0-0 (>= 1.10.0); however:
  Version of libclutter-1.0-0:i386 on system is 1.8.4-1.
 gnome-shell depends on libcogl9 (>= 1.7.4); however:
  Package libcogl9 is not installed.
 gnome-shell depends on libgcr-3-1 (>= 3.4.0); however:
  Version of libgcr-3-1 on system is 3.2.2-2.
 gnome-shell depends on libgjs0b (>= 1.32.0); however:
  Version of libgjs0b on system is 1.30.1-1.
 gnome-shell depends on libmutter0 (>= 3.4); however:
  Version of libmutter0 on system is 3.2.2-1.
 gnome-shell depends on gir1.2-gcr-3; however:
  Package gir1.2-gcr-3 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing gnome-shell (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libgnome-desktop-3-2:
 libgnome-desktop-3-2 depends on gnome-desktop3-data (= 3.4.2-1); however:
  Version of gnome-desktop3-data on system is 3.2.1-3.
dpkg: error processing libgnome-desktop-3-2 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of eog:
 eog depends on libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.2.0); however:
  Package libgnome-desktop-3-2 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing eog (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gnome-settings-daemon:
 gnome-settings-daemon depends on libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.4.0); however:
  Package libgnome-desktop-3-2 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing gnome-settings-daemon (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gnome-panel:
 gnome-panel depends on libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.2.0); however:
  Package libgnome-desktop-3-2 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing gnome-panel (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gdm3:
 gdm3 depends on gnome-settings-daemon (>= 3.2); however:
  Package gnome-settings-daemon is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing gdm3 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nautilus:
 nautilus depends on libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.2.0); however:
  Package libgnome-desktop-3-2 is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing nautilus (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nautilus-sendto:
 nautilus-sendto depends on nautilus (>= 2.91); however:
  Package nautilus is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing nautilus-sendto (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 gvfs-backends
 gnome-control-center
 gnome-sushi
 gnome-shell
 libgnome-desktop-3-2
 eog
 gnome-settings-daemon
 gnome-panel
 gdm3
 nautilus
 nautilus-sendto

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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Monsta on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:03 pm

Seems like the upgrade is incomplete after all. Well, since you're using MATE, we need to fix only gdm3 so you can get into MATE session and get access to the network.
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     gdm3 depends on gnome-settings-daemon (>= 3.2); however:
      Package gnome-settings-daemon is not configured yet.

     gnome-settings-daemon depends on libgnome-desktop-3-2 (>= 3.4.0); however:
      Package libgnome-desktop-3-2 is not configured yet.

     libgnome-desktop-3-2 depends on gnome-desktop3-data (= 3.4.2-1); however:
      Version of gnome-desktop3-data on system is 3.2.1-3.

From your other thread I see you've already stumbled upon this:
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"Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-desktop3-data_3.4.2-1_all.deb
E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)"

This package got broken somehow and couldn't be installed/upgraded, but that's not the full output (yes, again; posting only the bottom part of the error message may leave people guessing what really happened, as you see :))

So please run
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apt-get -f install
once again and post its full output here.
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Re: No GUI after UP5 - how to get back?

Postby Zweitaktmotor on Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:51 am

Sorry I could not reply last night.

Here it (hope I got it all because I had to interact blind during redirection):

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Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libkcmutils4 wesnoth-1.8-l wesnoth-1.8-data python-cssutils-doc libqca2
  libqimageblitz4 libksane0 wesnoth-1.8-thot wesnoth-1.8-core
  python-clientform libkjsembed4 wesnoth-1.8-trow libqtmultimediakit1
  libglew1.6 wesnoth-1.8-utbs libkidletime4 wesnoth-1.8-sotbe libsolid4
  libnepomuk4 libgdata1.8-cil libksane-data ri-li-data libkdnssd4
  libqtlocation1 wesnoth-1.8-aoi tellico-data wesnoth-1.8-dm wesnoth-1.8-ei
  wesnoth-1.8-did wesnoth-1.8-httt wesnoth-1.8-nr libqzeitgeist0 libkipi-data
  libedata-cal-1.2-13 kdegraphics-libs-data libnepomukutils4
  libedata-book-1.2-11 wesnoth-1.8-low libkexiv2-data libkpty4 libphonon4
  wesnoth-1.8-sof libkntlm4 wesnoth-1.8-tsg wesnoth-1.8-ttb
  libtracker-client-0.10-0 libebackend-1.2-1 libkjsapi4 zenity-common
  libtracker-sparql-0.10-0 wesnoth-1.8 wesnoth-1.8-music
  libgnome-control-center1 libkdcraw-data kdebase-runtime-data libkdesu5 gnugo
  libkrosscore4 libxalan2-java-gcj libnepomukquery4a
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  cheese-common evince evince-common gcr gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0
  gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-evince-3.0 gir1.2-gck-1 gir1.2-gcr-3
  gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-mutter-3.0 gnome-desktop3-data gnome-keyring
  libcdio-cdda1 libcdio-paranoia1 libcdio13 libchamplain-0.12-0
  libchamplain-gtk-0.12-0 libcheese-gtk21 libcheese3 libclutter-1.0-0
  libclutter-gst-1.0-0 libclutter-gtk-1.0-0 libcluttergesture-0.0.2-0
  libcogl-pango0 libcogl9 libdjvulibre-text libdjvulibre21 libebackend-1.2-2
  libevdocument3-4 libevolution libevview3-3 libgck-1-0 libgcr-3-1 libgjs0b
  libgtkhtml-4.0-0 libgtkhtml-4.0-common libgtkhtml-editor-4.0-0 libgxps2
  libkpathsea6 libmusicbrainz5-0 libmutter0 libmx-1.0-2 libmx-common
  libpoppler-glib8 libpoppler19 mutter-common seahorse
Recommended packages:
  libclutter-1.0-common libmx-bin
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  gir1.2-sushi-1.0 libcheese-gtk20 libcheese1 libcogl5 libevince3-3
  libsushi-1.0-0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gcr gir1.2-gck-1 gir1.2-gcr-3 gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 libcdio-cdda1
  libcdio-paranoia1 libcdio13 libchamplain-0.12-0 libchamplain-gtk-0.12-0
  libcheese-gtk21 libcheese3 libcogl9 libebackend-1.2-2 libevdocument3-4
  libevview3-3 libgxps2 libkpathsea6 libmusicbrainz5-0 libmx-common
  libpoppler-glib8 libpoppler19
The following packages will be upgraded:
  cheese-common evince evince-common gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0
  gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-evince-3.0 gir1.2-mutter-3.0 gnome-desktop3-data
  gnome-keyring libclutter-1.0-0 libclutter-gst-1.0-0 libclutter-gtk-1.0-0
  libcluttergesture-0.0.2-0 libcogl-pango0 libdjvulibre-text libdjvulibre21
  libevolution libgck-1-0 libgcr-3-1 libgjs0b libgtkhtml-4.0-0
  libgtkhtml-4.0-common libgtkhtml-editor-4.0-0 libmutter0 libmx-1.0-2
  mutter-common seahorse
28 upgraded, 21 newly installed, 6 to remove and 1125 not upgraded.
11 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/34.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 16.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
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  libmutter0 libmx-1.0-2 libclutter-gst-1.0-0 libclutter-gtk-1.0-0
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  libchamplain-gtk-0.12-0 libebackend-1.2-2 libgtkhtml-editor-4.0-0
  libgtkhtml-4.0-0 libgtkhtml-4.0-common libmx-common gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0
  mutter-common libgcr-3-1 gnome-keyring gcr seahorse libgck-1-0 libgjs0b
  gir1.2-gck-1 gir1.2-gcr-3 cheese-common libcheese3 libcheese-gtk21 libcdio13
  libcdio-cdda1 libcdio-paranoia1 libdjvulibre-text libdjvulibre21 libgxps2
  libkpathsea6 libpoppler19 libpoppler-glib8 libevdocument3-4 evince
  evince-common gir1.2-evince-3.0 libevview3-3 libmusicbrainz5-0
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Preparing to replace gnome-desktop3-data 3.2.1-3 (using .../gnome-desktop3-data_3.4.2-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gnome-desktop3-data ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-desktop3-data_3.4.2-1_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/omf/gpl/gpl-sv.omf', which is also in package mate-desktop-gnome 1.2.0-0
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-desktop3-data_3.4.2-1_all.deb
E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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