Unable to Login into Gnome

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Unable to Login into Gnome

Postby miguel53201 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:57 am

I have Linux Mint 11 installed. For the last 2 days I have been having some issues logging in and system freezes.
1. my pc does not get to GRUB menu at all and the fan keeps going.
2. If I turn it off completely from the wall and leave it off for a while I can get past GRUB but then it gets stuck in White / black screen and does not get to the login screen.
3. I keep trying, I get past GRUB and the Login Screen login into Gnome (No effects) and within a few minutes the mouse and keyboard freezes

I then tried logging into Gnome Failsafe mode. When I could get this far and it seems to be working in Failsafe mode at the moment. LM is lasting longer without freezing than the last 3 days.

Can you please advise what the issue is. I have dual boot with Windows and it also froze the mouse and keyboard when trying to backup files.
Can someone please advise what the issue is. My guess is the that it is a a GPU problem if LM works in Failsafe mode My Graphics card is Geforce FX5200 or maybe my PSU

Thank you for your help in advance.

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Re: Unable to Login into Gnome

Postby killernat » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:35 am

you sound like ur having the same issue as me use ctrl+alt+f1 when it freezes log in and use

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$ sudo service gdm restart

befor that try runing

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$ top
to see if gnome shell is taking all the cpu
so far the only solution i found is to make a new user from the above mentioned method

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$ sudo adduser <new usernae> admin

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