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Unable to log in to computer after update

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:57 pm
by frila
I have been running the "big update" using the commands apt-get update and after that apt-get upgrade. Everything looked nice but after reeboot I'm not able to log into my machine. Grub starts correctly and login window opens with computer name but no username or password possibillities. The computer can only be reebooted/shut down by using the power switch.
I'm in a bad mood now :( ...

Re: Unable to log in to computer after update

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:45 pm
by mads
frila wrote:I have been running the "big update" using the commands apt-get update and after that apt-get upgrade. Everything looked nice but after reeboot I'm not able to log into my machine. Grub starts correctly and login window opens with computer name but no username or password possibillities. The computer can only be reebooted/shut down by using the power switch.
I'm in a bad mood now :( ...

When you see Grub select recovery mode. When you get to terminal, run:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
reboot

I hope it works. Why this has happened? Because in LMDE you should not run "apt-get upgrade" command at all.

Re: Unable to log in to computer after update

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:55 pm
by ivan_rookie
After an update a while ago my default writing language for the login prompt changed. I got so scared I couldn't log in, but I just had to switch languages. Let's hope that's your case too.

Re: Unable to log in to computer after update

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:46 pm
by frila
mads wrote:
frila wrote:I have been running the "big update" using the commands apt-get update and after that apt-get upgrade. Everything looked nice but after reeboot I'm not able to log into my machine. Grub starts correctly and login window opens with computer name but no username or password possibillities. The computer can only be reebooted/shut down by using the power switch.
I'm in a bad mood now :( ...

When you see Grub select recovery mode. When you get to terminal, run:
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
reboot

I hope it works. Why this has happened? Because in LMDE you should not run "apt-get upgrade" command at all.


Yes, partly. I had to run in text mode in recovery mode. After activating network i could do the dist-upgrade. After rebooting i enter LMDE in a poor graphic mode with a baby blue background, desktop icons without graphics no start menu or other icons at the bottom. The only thing I can do is opening folders and a terminal :( .