[SOLVED] xfce lost its mind and how to repair the system

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[SOLVED] xfce lost its mind and how to repair the system

Post by shigerusz3 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:18 am

Hi

I read "xfce lost its mind" and I think my symptom is the same.

I have xfce4-terminal NOT run beside firefox, thunderbird, vlc, synaptic, etc.

How can I get virtualbox* packages removed without using command-line?

I guess there are many ways to do that and let me know how to, please.

Thanks,
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Re: xfce lost its mind and how to repair the system

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:17 am

You could use Ctrl-Alt-F1 to launch a virtuale console. You would need to login with your username and password and then execute

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apt remove virtualbox-guest*
Once done, press Ctrl-Alt-F7 or F8 to get back to your graphical interface and reboot your computer.
(This can be done from your login screen as well. See: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=266478)
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: xfce lost its mind and how to repair the system

Post by Moem » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 am

You could use Synaptic or the Software Manager. But I'm not sure why you don't just follow the instructions given.
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Re: xfce lost its mind and how to repair the system [SOLVED]

Post by shigerusz3 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:39 pm

thanks a lot for your reply

I did Ctrl+F1 to get in command-line-mode, then login as root, then apt remove virtualbox*. then ctrl+F7 to return to X11.
Just it and all worked well and all applications could be launched as before.

if i did not find the post of "xfce lost its mind" that describe the trouble of virtualbox package, I will never find the solution.

I hope no arbitrarily change corrupts the system.


Thanks for the post and the FORUM

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Re: xfce lost its mind and how to repair the system

Post by Sir Charles » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:42 pm

Glad to hear that the issue was resolved for the best.
Cheers
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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