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Old 10-12-2014, 09:41 PM   #1
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Linux Cinnamon crashed during update, now stuck in fallback mode


Linux was updating, then crashed. Now, it starts in fallback mode with no apparent way out. I've just began to understand simple aspects of Linux and was hoping someone would have a series of commands I could put in to identify and fix this problem. The computer is unusable in its current state, so I will not be able to copy/paste command results. Sorry for the difficulty and thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-13-2014, 01:08 AM   #2
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Are you stuck in console or fallback mode? Fallback mode puts you in a low graphics desktop, while the console is all text.
 
Old 10-13-2014, 05:07 AM   #3
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Fallback model. I'm stuck at a back desktop with almost no options as of what I can do
 
Old 10-13-2014, 06:34 PM   #4
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Okay, I typed that at like 5 AM, so I was tired as hell. Black screen, fallback mode. Sorry.
 
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So what are your options? Is there any way to get a screenshot?
 
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Don't think so, no. It says it's in fallback mode though.
 
Old 10-13-2014, 08:12 PM   #7
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Are you on mobil phone?
If yes take a picture & upload it. Use the "Go Advanced" option to upload.

What are your options are you logged in?

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Old 10-13-2014, 08:13 PM   #8
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Okay, I typed that at like 5 AM, so I was tired as hell. Black screen, fallback mode. Sorry.
 
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Black screen no icons or text?
Which linuxmint 16, 17?
 
Old 10-13-2014, 08:17 PM   #10
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Black screen with icons, no start menu and a windo asking if I want to restart Linux.

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Linuxmint 17.
 
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Does Ctrk+Alt+F1 work?
Do you have wired network?
 
Old 10-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #12
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It's asking for a login and password, and I've tried all the passwords associated with this computer and none work.
 
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login:root
Password:?
 
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Ok, it worked. Now what?
 
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Are you on wired network?
If you are you can get network running with
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dhclient eth0
Then you can try completing upgrade
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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
If your upgradesd were completed check /var/log/messages
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cat /var/log/messages |less
You can scroll thru log with arrow keys
 
  


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