[Solved]Uninstalled Gnome-Panel, can't get past login screen

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[Solved]Uninstalled Gnome-Panel, can't get past login screen

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So, I was doing a little desktop customization today, and got everything setup the way I wanted. I was wanting to completely replace gnome-panel with Tint2, but I was unable to merely delete the panel from my desktop. So naturally, I figured I would just uninstall it. I uninstalled it from Synaptic, and I suppose I should have paid a bit more attention as to what it took with it, because my gnome-session is gone.

Well I figure now, I'll just boot into recovery console and just apt-get install gnome-session. Good idea, except I can't get my internet to connect. Everytime I try to run ifup eth0, it tells me "Ignoring unkown interface eth0=eth0". I'm running LMDE and I'm not really sure how to get rid of this error. If anyone knows what I could do I would be so grateful, as I would rather not have to reconfigure my whole desktop. I know this is fixable, I'm so close!
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Re: Uninstalled Gnome-Panel, can't get past login screen.

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You don't say whether your network (internet) connection is wired (eth0) or wireless, usually wlan0
--in either case, investigate the network data, via the network tolls available
  • wired devices
    ifconfig and the network text files
  • wireless devices
    iwconfig and the network text files
http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-netwo ... users.html

Check /etc/network/interfaces
for contents:

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auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
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Re: Uninstalled Gnome-Panel, can't get past login screen.

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I did forget to mention that I am directly wired in via ethernet, yet i cannot get eth0 to start or connect. When I run ifconfig I just get the Local Loopback results instead of anything for eth0.

My interfaces file looks as such:

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# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
#NetworkManager#iface eth0 inet dhcp
What would I need to change here? Could I just get rid of the #NetworkManager# section?
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Re: Uninstalled Gnome-Panel, can't get past login screen.

Post by deivid »

The last line is weird, your eth0 interface configuration is commented... Try to put it in a different line

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# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
#NetworkManager#
iface eth0 inet dhcp
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Re: Uninstalled Gnome-Panel, can't get past login screen.

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I got it! Thanks for the help! ifconfig eth0 was giving me a device not recognized error, so I went ahead and tried eth1 for the hell of it. Sure enough, it brought up my ethernet connection. ifup eth1 gave me the unknown interface error again though. So I just went back into my interfaces and changed the eth0 to eth1. Back up and running! I knew I was close, I just needed a nudge in the right direction! Thank you very much!
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