Pressed ctrl+alt+backsp repeatedly, can't login

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Realcrwdplsr
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Pressed ctrl+alt+backsp repeatedly, can't login

Postby Realcrwdplsr » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:27 am

I'm a new Linux Mint user and don't know much about command prompts, codes, or anything like that. I recently learned the "ctrl+alt+backspace" shortcut which was great. So my screen froze at one point so I thought I could just press that shortcut like 4-5 times (don't judge me I'm new) so it would clear and I could go back to the desktop BUT I can't. I'm not even sure what to do but I assume I'm able to fix this issue with a command?

Here's what it says:
Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of disk space. Try logging in one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix the problem.

View details (~/.xsession-errors file)

mdm[1273]: DEBUG: Forking extra process: :etc/mdm/PreSession/Default

initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/Ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused

mdm[1273]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_free: assertion 'key_file !=NULL' failed

mdm[1273]: DEBUG: Running for marie on :O


and I'm using Cinnamon if that matters. Solutions and other tips/info will be appreciated, thanks :)

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Re: Pressed ctrl+alt+backsp repeatedly, can't login

Postby austin.texas » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:15 am

Do you get freezing often?
Please open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and post the result of the command:

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inxi -Fxz
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
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Re: Pressed ctrl+alt+backsp repeatedly, can't login

Postby Realcrwdplsr » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:48 am

No, it doesn't freeze much. I think I might have someone listening on my sessions though, I just don't know how. You mind me asking what that command does? Definitely won't be keying in any random command.

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Re: Pressed ctrl+alt+backsp repeatedly, can't login

Postby austin.texas » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:55 am

Realcrwdplsr wrote: You mind me asking what that command does? Definitely won't be keying in any random command.

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/xenial/en/man1/inxi.1.html
DESCRIPTION
inxi is a command line system information script built for for console
and IRC. It is also used for forum technical support, as a debugging
tool, to quickly ascertain user system configuration and hardware. inxi
shows system hardware, CPU, drivers, Xorg, Desktop, Kernel, GCC
version(s), Processes, RAM usage, and a wide variety of other useful
information.
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2017

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Re: Pressed ctrl+alt+backsp repeatedly, can't login

Postby Realcrwdplsr » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:32 am

I'll try that command when I get a chance. Thanks!

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Re: Pressed ctrl+alt+backsp repeatedly, can't login

Postby Jens » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:02 pm

thx Austin for posting inxi, because that's a information I've been searching for. :D


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