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Old 05-10-2016, 05:33 PM   #1
linuxarco1
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mint 17.3 booting to black screen, able to get to grub and terminal


hello, installed mint 17.3 on a hp compaq 8510p was not having any issues, several boots no issues. all of a sudden now booting to black screen. I have the install cd can see my profile, etc ran diagnostic, memory test etc same issue, googled around did not see a fix for it? I can get to terminal from the dvd boot, I am using grub, I hold down shift key during boot and I can get the grub menu, I ran the apt-get update, I am now getting the log in screen but when I log in it blinks to the terminal window then blinks back to the gui. I tried service mdm restart same issue. I created another user profile with the useradd, mkdir and passwd commands same issue. I recall all I was doing at the time was copying data from my old profile then the screen went black. I am able to browse to the home directory and see the profiles. Below is the boot info script.

http://paste.linuxmint.com/view/cock
 
Old 05-11-2016, 10:47 AM   #2
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Try creating a new user for testing, will GUI load properly?
 
Old 05-11-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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Try creating a new user for testing, will GUI load properly?
lol yes said that in my initial post, same issue.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 12:08 PM   #4
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Alright, then we need to look at logs, does it black out when Xorg loads? If yes, then Xorg log should give clues.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 03:50 PM   #5
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I changed the grub to see whats its failing on, its fails on starting smb/cifs file and ad server
everything else says ok. I am getting the initial log in screen for u/n and p/w but when I enter p/w it blinks over to the terminal then blinks back to the gui log in window and keeps doing that when I try to log in, not getting past the log in window.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:10 AM   #6
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hello, installed mint 17.3 on a hp compaq 8510p was not having any issues, several boots no issues. all of a sudden now booting to black screen. I have the install cd can see my profile, etc ran diagnostic, memory test etc same issue, googled around did not see a fix for it? I can get to terminal from the dvd boot, I am using grub, I hold down shift key during boot and I can get the grub menu, I ran the apt-get update, I am now getting the log in screen but when I log in it blinks to the terminal window then blinks back to the gui. I tried service mdm restart same issue. I created another user profile with the useradd, mkdir and passwd commands same issue. I recall all I was doing at the time was copying data from my old profile then the screen went black. I am able to browse to the home directory and see the profiles. Below is the boot info script.

http://paste.linuxmint.com/view/cock
ugh.
could you please use the <Enter> key more often? this is hard to read.

first things first:
the link gives a 404 error.

then:
running apt-get update is not enough.
it must be:
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
(if you are root. if not, prepend sudo)

then:
you should document your actions for us, and for yourself.
how did you create the new user? which commands? how does graphical login fail?

another test:
after you booted normally (and get a black screen), can you press Ctrl+Alt+F2, do you get a normal login prompt? can you log in, as a normal user? from there you could post the requested Xorg logs.
 
Old 05-13-2016, 02:35 AM   #7
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ugh!! what a kill joy! trying to make a big deal out of minor things! yuck! lol, u do know this is the newbi section??? lol this seems stressful for you, so let me take your stress away, dont help! pass my post right on by lol. by the way new to linux but not new to I.T have been fixing issues for many years! and have always helped people with a good attitude, hint hint! have a good 1! kolars lol.
 
  


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