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Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby CBK on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:36 pm

So after starting up my desktop I get to the grub menu and select "Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit, 3.5.0-17-generic (/dev/sda1)" just like normal. However instead of going to the login screen it directs me to the command line(after a few error messages). I quite new to Linux so I took some pictures and I'll let them do the talking.

Images in order of occurrence.
http://imgur.com/a/lKhrZ/

The second screenshot flashes right before it asks for my login info on the third screenshot. It then throws another error(4th screenshot) before I log in. 5th screenshot is after I logged in.

I really have no idea why I would be having this issue. I didn't mess with the boot options but maybe I changed something on accident. I really hope I didn't screw it up too bad.

Thanks in advance,
Ian
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Re: Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby GonzoV159 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:50 pm

I'm having a similar problem. Except that after pressing enter to login in any session it takes me back to the login screen. I'm new using linux and the thing I did was to run in terminal "sudo apt-get dist upgrade". Don't have idea how to fix this.
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Re: Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:02 pm

Your Laptop have windows 8?
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Re: Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby CBK on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:44 pm

no Windows 7. Would that cause a problem?
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Re: Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:58 pm

Did you check md5sum of downloaded image iso?
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Re: Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby GonzoV159 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:50 am

No the PC does not have windows.

I have no idea what's "md5sum of downloaded image iso"... Sorry...

I'm new at this. Don't know much about it.
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Re: Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby jungle_boy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:57 pm

Search with google about md5sum.
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Re: Cinnamon not starting after boot- Goes to command line

Postby CBK on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:08 pm

So I ended up just re-formating the hard drive and re-installing. I had only been using it for a week or two so it didn't really matter. Its running fine now but I did learn that to exit the console(Ctrl+Alt+F1) you just needed to use Ctrl+Alt+F8. Would that have fixed my original issue?
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