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jeret
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Linux Mint Blank Screen

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Hi My linux Mint 14 is not working all of a sudden.
Booting to linux mint 14 is fine, it goes to login screen with username and password, after login the screen goes blank(black). i can see and move the mouse and that's it, nothing else is visible.

How do i do a recovery? please help. Thank you.
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What video card is you machine using?
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Re: Linux Mint Blank Screen

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i had the same problem a few days ago. turns out my nvidia card was hittin 110c.

my fans failed so i took my old xbox360 apart and used the fans of there.
now all is working well @ 32 - 34 :)
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hello, sort of solved the issue. It turns out to be that when i login to linux mint 14 nadia the option screen is set to run 'active script' - not sure what is this option for. i changed it to 'gnome classic' and the login works fine no more blank screen. the only problem now is the cinnamon theme is gone!(missing) I'm stuck with an ugly interface. : (



thanks.
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hello jeret,
glad you were able get it going. if you could give us a little info about the machine your running we may be able to help you get cinnamon running.

if Gnome 3 will run then Cinnamon should also.
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Hi kc1di,

i'm using a lenovo laptop with dual hybrid graphic card, 8gb ram, i5 quad core, dual boot with windows 7 and linux mint 14 nadia 64 bit. It was working fine before only recently i had this problem.

Thanks.
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have you upgrade cinnamon since you installed?
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hi, i did run this: apt-get update, apt-get upgrade.. not sure about anything else..
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hello, solved it by running this commands :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon


hopefully this was the right thing to do......

:P
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if it worked ;)
Glad it's working for you ;)
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