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Old 09-12-2014, 07:34 AM   #1
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can't load libpulsecommon-4.0, can't access failsafe runlevels, KDE borks Mint


I was running Linux Mint for a while.

Then I decided to update apt-get.

Somehow, I messed up something involving libpulsecommon-4.0.so.

Now, whenever I try to boot, I can't get failsafe mode.

KDE always starts, but then encounters an error and usually gives me the message "Your session lasted less than 10 seconds."

The specific error is from kded(3303)
"org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply"
timeout by MessageBus

After I click the "OK" for the error window, the screen turns grey: no mouse pointer, no desktop, just grey, with no response to input.


I haven't run out of disk space, I have destroyed GRUB or something else necessary to boot KDE.

I had heard that holding down SHIFT or ESC would give me a failsafe login - that works if the USB is booting and I select "Ubuntu -advanced" while holding SHIFT but not ESC.

I tried USB boot disks. One of them seems to be running fsck very slowly; I don't want to shut down and interrupt it in case it is doing something useful. If anyone can tell me how long I should wait for fsck to start returning output, that would be helpful.

I'm going to start trying the root prompt stuff, like fsck and dpkg, in the hope that it might repair whatever is broken.

Meanwhile, suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

Last edited by nerdofdarkness; 09-12-2014 at 07:51 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2014, 12:25 AM   #2
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I was running Linux Mint for a while.

Then I decided to update apt-get.
Do you mean you tried to update the apt-get program? or do you mean you ran the command apt-get update (as root or using sudo)?
There is no "apt-get" package so I guess you ran the apt-get update command from a terminal, right? If you did this, did you get any error messages?
jdk
 
Old 09-13-2014, 12:41 AM   #3
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Have you tried to login to a console?
ctrl+alt+f1
 
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:35 PM   #4
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Have you tried to login to a console?
ctrl+alt+f1
That works to get me into the console. If nothing else, I should be able to rescue my important data even if I have to reinstall.
Thanks.
 
Old 09-13-2014, 05:36 PM   #5
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Do you mean you tried to update the apt-get program? or do you mean you ran the command apt-get update (as root or using sudo)?
There is no "apt-get" package so I guess you ran the apt-get update command from a terminal, right? If you did this, did you get any error messages?
jdk
apt-get produced a lot of output that scrolled by very quickly.

I think the only time I had to interact was when it warned me that it wanted to update GRUB, and the default was "no."

I should have gone with the default, but I chose "yes," and that's probably the moment when I destroyed my GRUB and KDE functionality.
 
Old 09-13-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
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Check this 1 out, maybe solution.
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=667474
 
  


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