How do I get out of "safe" mode?

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Diwedd
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How do I get out of "safe" mode?

Postby Diwedd » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:36 pm

Hello,

I have never used Linux until a few days ago. It was gong fairly well, until I tried to uninstall a programme that wasn't working properly. I must have made a realy big error, because my notebook reverted to what can be described as "safe" mode. I have been unable to get back to my profile, even though I am the administrator. I'm have this vague mmory that therse was an error message with the word "gnome" in it.

I am unable to view programmes in my start-up and there are many desktop settings that I am unable to change. This is because I'm not in my profile. How do I get back to it?

If it is of any use, I had the 32 bit edition featuring the Xfce desktop installed. Should I reformat or re-install? And what is involved if I reinstall Linux Mint i.e. is it relatively easy for someone with no knowledlge of Linux?

Many thanks

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Re: How do I get out of "safe" mode?

Postby Diwedd » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Problem solved with the help of a friend.

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Re: How do I get out of "safe" mode?

Postby eanfrid » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:41 pm

Nice. Otherwise, it would have been like planning to replace your car when you get a flat tire :)
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