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Old 05-30-2010, 02:42 PM   #16
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No, hang on sorry I'm completely wrong. It has started, its even logged you in. Try hitting Ctrl+Alt+F2 see if it changes the screen.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 02:57 PM   #17
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Has it always done this? Or have you changed something recently? Did it always do that autologin?
No it hasn't always done it.
it just did it one day and wouldn't start again.
Paul
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:08 PM   #18
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No, like I just said, it has started I think. Hit ctrl+alt+F2, see if it gives you another terminal.

It just looks like X hasn't started, or its not showing it. In which case ctrl+alt+F7 is probably what you want.

Test that for me, please.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:40 PM   #19
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No, like I just said, it has started I think. Hit ctrl+alt+F2, see if it gives you another terminal.

It just looks like X hasn't started, or its not showing it. In which case ctrl+alt+F7 is probably what you want.

Test that for me, please.
tried that and I have a blank screen
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #20
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Well, if it lets you do that then your computer is working. Does ctrl+alt+F2 give you another login?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:48 PM   #21
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Well, if it lets you do that then your computer is working. Does ctrl+alt+F2 give you another login?
No it goes to set up utility
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:49 PM   #22
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We're on the wrong page here. Start it, when it gives you that error line again, try the F7 and F2 ones
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:55 PM   #23
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We're on the wrong page here. Start it, when it gives you that error line again, try the F7 and F2 ones
when I press F2 ^[[[B and with F7 I get ^[[18~
 
Old 05-30-2010, 03:56 PM   #24
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ctrl+alt+f2, ctrl+alt+f7
 
Old 05-30-2010, 04:01 PM   #25
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ctrl+alt+f2, ctrl+alt+f7
ctrl+alt+f2 did nothing but ctrl+alt+f7 say's ^[[18~
 
Old 05-30-2010, 04:04 PM   #26
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Well at the risk of sounding defeatist, grab a livecd from somewhere, use that to login and undo everything you did prior to this happening.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 04:09 PM   #27
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Well at the risk of sounding defeatist, grab a livecd from somewhere, use that to login and undo everything you did prior to this happening.
Thank you for all your time and help, I will try that and see what happens.
Thanks again
Paul
 
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Ctrl+Alt+F1

In some distros, it's not F7!
 
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Bugger
 
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Have you checked you .bash_profile and .bashrc files?
 
  


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