first of all, thanks for looking at this question. After my system ran fine for a few months I ran into a great problem (which seems to be quite common, but the solutions provided by others didn't work out):
When booting, I get to the GNU-Grub as well as the log-in screen. After logging in there's just a black screen with a cursor left.
Stuff I tried/ found out so far
- Of course I followed the instructions pinned on the top of this board (viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257) but this didn't change anything.
- Using Ctrl-Alt-F1 I managed to get into the terminal from the black screen and installed another desktop. I rebooted and changed the desktop to be used on the log-in screen - nothing changed. (This did help for other users)
- I tried wether "sudo apt-get update" would be of any help - it wasn't
- Typing "glxinfo" returned "unable to open display"
- Logging in with a different user: didn't change anything
- Running "mdm-recovery": The program ran well but didn't help
- "startX" returns "command not found"
- There are some strange TeX-files hanging around on my laptop which have been causing problems for quite a few days now, I removed them yesterday using "sudo apt-get remove" which solved lots of the problems I had then, but now some of these packages seem to be back, because...
- "sudo dpkg -- audit" tells me that there is a couple of TeXlive-packages (and "context", a TeX package) which are not or not properly configured - anyway, I can't really believe that those are causing the problems
As of yesterday:
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tjard@heinrich ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: heinrich Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP 350 G2 version: 098F200000000010000600087 Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 803A version: KBC Version 46.11 Bios: Insyde version: F.13 date: 06/10/2015 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-5010U CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8380.18 Clock Speeds: 1: 500.00 MHz 2: 600.00 MHz 3: 500.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0 X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Broadwell x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2: Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-37-generic Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 5000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (42.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB Partition: ID: / size: 211G used: 74G (37%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: 0.0C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 168 Uptime: 4:24 Memory: 1079.6/3936.4MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
I saw some solutions including boot-repair and one thread (https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... page2.html) also seems promising, but I don't really dare to try that stuff without some advice because I know about nothing about what happens there.
Thanks a lot for having read through all this, I would be extremely glad if someone could help me; I really liked LinuxMINT