Login screen doesn't come up

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Login screen doesn't come up

Post by zduniec »

Hi everyone,
I have a problem. Yesterday everything was fine. I closed mint linux properely. But today when I turned my computer on the login screen didn't come up in graphic mode. Only text mode showed up. I can login using text mode but that's not what I want. Please help

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Re: Login screen doesn't come up

Post by Husse »

Something must have happened....
This is a the hard nut to crack - what happened?
It can be that during shut down or boot up there was a spike in the power line which lead to a file being destroyed.....
Or did you install/update something yesterday?
You say text mode without specifying it, it could be different cases
If you get a proper CLI try startx and see what happens
If no success boot into Recovery mode
Note that you are root here and be very careful
dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
(no sudo - you are root already)
When done reboot (nothing else)
If no success post back (and do so to tell us if you succeed as well)
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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