I got a question that got asked many times before but none of the suggested solutions works for me.
Up until last weekend my 64bit Mint 18 with MATE worked well, but after an update it started booting into the infamous blackscreen with the blinking courser in the top left corner.
From what i read it seems that my OS starts but my DM doesn't, right?
If I start recovery mode and type startx the following is the end of the output lines before going back to the command line:
i tried deleting .XAuthority but it says it doesn't existx server lost type "one_level" has 1 levels, but <ralt has 2 symbols
i tried deleting /opt/.X0-lock but it also doesn't exist
i tried reinstalling gnome-sessions but it had no effect
i tried register gnome sessions with the gconf-schemas command but it says /usr/share/gconf/schemas/gnome-session doesn't exist
my lost and found folder is empty
i tried reinstalling xorg but with no effect
i tried update and upgrade with apt-get but it had no effekt on my problem
i reinstalled grub, guess what: no effekt
i have a 32bit Mint 17 with MATE in the same computer which still works and which i can use for troubleshooting
if anyone has an idea or needs more information, please let me know. It is probably hard to do so with such little information but if i shall copy paste a file content or a specific output, just let me know which one and i'll do so.
thx and greetings