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Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby JaqxD on Sat May 04, 2013 4:58 am

Every time I boot my machine with Linux Mint Cinnamon 14 It boots into the console/shell/terminal. Is there any way i can get my GUI back?
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Re: Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby xenopeek on Sat May 04, 2013 5:39 am

What's the pretext to this? Did this suddenly happen, or did you do something beforehand. Like install some proprietary graphics card drivers, upgrade your system, or otherwise modify your system.
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Re: Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby JaqxD on Sun May 05, 2013 7:33 am

The only change I made on the previous boot was to install Eclipse. It was working fine before that point even with proprietary graphics drivers.
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Re: Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby xenopeek on Sun May 05, 2013 7:52 am

Okay, that doesn't sound like a likely cause. Do you get any errors or warnings displayed during boot? Check your dmesg and /var/log/syslog for any error or warnings, there might be some hint in there what is wrong. You could for example do:
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egrep -i "error|warn" /var/log/syslog

to show lines from your syslog with the word error or warn on them (case-insensitive). Similar for dmesg:
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dmesg | egrep -i "error|warn"

Not all errors or warnings will be relevant. Anything related to X not able to load is what you want to look for.
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Re: Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby JaqxD on Sun May 05, 2013 8:36 am

Nothing with X unable to start appears. Only SystemIO confilcts
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Re: Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby xenopeek on Sun May 05, 2013 9:04 am

As you are on the terminal, did you need to log in? If you logged in as yourself, try:
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sudo /etc/init.d/mdm start

If you are the root user (check with command 'whoami') then instead run without sudo, so:
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/etc/init.d/mdm start
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Re: Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby ashboy on Mon May 06, 2013 5:22 pm

Hi JaqxD. I just wanted to mention that I seem to have run into the same, unexplainable issue. No closer to finding a solution, but I thought you should know you're not alone. My thread: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=133104&p=716114
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Re: Booting Into Shell/Terminal/Console

Postby xenopeek on Tue May 07, 2013 3:54 am

Perhaps you also have a problem with the .ICEauthority file, just as ashboy does. Please see my suggestion to ashboy here, which may also work for you: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=133104&p=716293#p716293
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