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butterboy
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New Mint8 install, blinking text

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I have the same exact problem as this user here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 46#p283625, and mine is not SOLVED!
I am a new user, and I have no idea what to do to... There is no troubleshooting guide for this..
Anyway after 2-3 hours of searching the net, I figured out that f3 leads to the recovery console, but then what?
I choose the recovery mode and it went to login/password screen and I entered but then I don't know what to do.
The screen just stays like that...
Where do I go from there, how do I boot?

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Re: New Mint8 install, blinking text

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butterboy wrote:I have the same exact problem as this user here http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 46#p283625, and mine is not SOLVED!
I am a new user, and I have no idea what to do to... There is no troubleshooting guide for this..
Anyway after 2-3 hours of searching the net, I figured out that f3 leads to the recovery console, but then what?
I choose the recovery mode and it went to login/password screen and I entered but then I don't know what to do.
The screen just stays like that...
Where do I go from there, how do I boot?
Select F4 and safe mode when computer is getting start-up..

Shitf-key shows the the choices ..

You can solve the problem by making a xorg.conf file. Copy the xorg.conf from some other distro - Chakra makes a good xorg.conf .. :D

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=chakra

http://forum.ubuntu-fi.org/index.php?to ... #msg243194

http://translate.google.fi/translate?hl ... 3msg243194

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Re: New Mint8 install, blinking text

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I am not a programmer.
You are going to have to walk me through this.
So I press F4, it takes me to the screen with the option of recovery mode but I then press "Shift" as directed but it does nothing.
Help me!!!

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Re: New Mint8 install, blinking text

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butterboy wrote:I am not a programmer.
You are going to have to walk me through this.
So I press F4, it takes me to the screen with the option of recovery mode but I then press "Shift" as directed but it does nothing.
Help me!!!
My mistake..I'm sorry .. :oops:

When the computer is starting-up, choose the recovory mode -->

Recovory menu --> root --> Drop to root shell prompt --> give your password

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Xorg -configure

cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

reboot
And then keep your fingers crossed .. :roll:

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Re: New Mint8 install, blinking text

Post by butterboy »

Thanks, but after waiting a few hours, I decided to upgrade to Mint 9. I didn't want to because 9 is new and maybe somewhat unstable. But at that time, I didn't' really have any choice.

However, if mint 9 is not to my liking then I will revert and use your instructions and hopefully they will work...
Once again, thanks-
San

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