Desktop don't load

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MagnusB
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Re: Desktop don't load

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Boot with failsafe Mint, when the shell loads type:

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sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ~/xorg.confBAK
which make a backup of the xorg.conf file in your home folder. Then

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sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Scroll down to "Section "Device"" and check with Boardname that this is your graphics card, change
Driver "whatever"
to
Driver "vesa"
Hit Ctrl+X, then Y, then enter.
Or use

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
And go through the steps there. And perhaps the easiest way to go, do a liveCD session work? If that is the case, just copy the working xorg.conf from the liveCD to your disk (usually mounted at /media/disk):

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sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /media/disk/etc/X11/xorg.conf
change /media/disk to the mount point of your root partition. If anything is unclear, I will try to explain them better. You could also post your video card for more specific help.
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MagnusB
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Re: Desktop don't load

Post by MagnusB »

That card should be supported by open source video drivers, sounds like your install were broken. You should try a new instal...
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