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Old 04-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Need help with mint linux 9


When i log into mint linux 9 it is just a command prompt please help me






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Old 04-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Have you tried typing:
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startx
At the prompt?
If this works then you may have accidentally removed the package gdm.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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it did not work i havent touched anything
 
Old 04-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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What happened when you typed startx?
Also, you say you didn't touch anything, but something must have changed, what did you do before this happened?
 
Old 04-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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Unhappy look

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nothing
 
Old 04-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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i loged in actually
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #8
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oh and how do i eject disks on the command prompt
 
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When you logged in was it at the Terminal or the usual logon screen? Do you know which desktop environment you were using? Did you install any updates the last time you logged in?
 
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*while on the command prompt
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #11
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this is my login screen

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Is your login screen isually like that?
Which Desktop Environment do you usually use?
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #13
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it allways looks like that idk what desktop layout i use
 
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Did you just install Mint? If so then I suggest you try installing again and make sure you install a desktop environment if asked.
If not then please explain what you did the last time you logged in and how you usually start your desktop environment.
I cannot keep asking lots of questions you must explain what you have done so far for anyone to be able to help you.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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That looks strange indeed. I have Mint 12 installed and it always greets me with a graphical login screen.
Something must have gone wrong.

umount is the command to unmount a filesystem (hard disk or cd drive).
type in man umount, and you'll get more info

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I'd recommend downloading Mint 12 with a desktop environment of your choice and install that one. Mint 9 is an old one, and I don't think it's still supported.
 
  


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