Can't log in after install of Skype 2.1 - SOLVED

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Can't log in after install of Skype 2.1 - SOLVED

Postby bouchardpie » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:54 pm

Hello,
I'm new to Linux. Great so far, but I'm stumped with this problem.
The system reboots and gets to the login screen. I enter my uname and pword and then I get a black screen showing only the cursor. The desktop doesn't start. Just hangs there.

Hoping I don't need to do a re-install. I have a boot DVD, but I don't know what problem to look for... help!
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Re: Can't log in after install of Skype 2.1

Postby bouchardpie » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:33 pm

I seem to have solved this problem for the most part - myself.

I figured out how to get a terminal session at the login window. I then re-installed Gnome - and it worked. But one lingering problem is that the "mintMenu" didn't start, and it is not on list of available additions when i right-click the bar at the bottom and to to the "+ Add to Panel" area.

How can I get that back?

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Re: Can't log in after install of Skype 2.1 - SOLVED

Postby dawgdoc » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:12 am

You may need to repost. Once you added the [SOLVED] to the title, there is a good chance that the smart guys are skipping over your post, not realizing that you had a second question.
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