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Old 09-05-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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Stuck in GUI mode, Updated & Upgraded the system and Firefox


Hi:

I'm having trouble with Voyager 12.04.
All I did was update/upgrade Mozilla Firefox and upon rebooting I had a black screen. Did a hard shut down and booted to another distro as I have 3 drives on this machine and the other distro booted fine.

Now I'm stuck in the Console mode and don't know how to fix this.
Here's what I'm looking at:
Code:
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What should I be typing at this prompt?
I honestly don't know, never seen this before--

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 09-05-2013 at 02:10 AM.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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What is make & model of computer?
What graphics, is it proprietary?
Have you checked /var/log/messages?
Have you checked Xorg logs?
 
Old 09-05-2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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Hi: EDDY1

I think I'm stuck in console mode as for the computer--

It's a brand new build that I built myself:

*Tower fractal design r4:
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=99
*Z87gd-65 motherboard
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87-G43-GAMING.html
*MSI Twin Frozr 7850 AMD grahphics card
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R7850...rozr-2GD5.html
*Corsair 750 watt power supply

And 3 hard drives:
San Disk 128 GB SSD; a Western Digital 500 GB HDD and a 120 GB HDD Hitachi:-

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Have you checked /var/log/messages?
No; I can't boot into the distro it goes from my GNU Grub menu right into console mode-
 
Old 09-05-2013, 02:14 AM   #4
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Hi:

I'm having trouble with Voyager 12.04.
All I did was update/upgrade Mozilla Firefox and upon rebooting I had a black screen. Did a hard shut down and booted to another distro as I have 3 drives on this machine and the other distro booted fine.

Now I'm stuck in the GUI and don't know how to fix this.
Here's what I'm looking at:
....
What should I be typing at this prompt?
I honestly don't know, never seen this before--
Do you mean "stuck in the GUI?" I sounds like you mean "stuck in the command line". I'm guessing you're in a TTY with a black screen background and a prompt to do something. Is that correct?
jdk
 
Old 09-05-2013, 02:20 AM   #5
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Yes, I'm stuck in cmd-line with a black background and only have a prompt to do something.

What should I do?
 
Old 09-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #6
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Hi,
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No; I can't boot into the distro it goes from my GNU Grub menu right into console mode-
you can read the log files from the console. Log in with your usual username and password, and use the console in the same way you would use a terminal emulator in X11. Eg
Code:
less /var/log/messages
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:04 AM   #7
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I rebooted and got my GNU Grub menu and upon booting it gave me a black screen.
It just hangs there at the black screen.
I don't even have that commandline prompt now-

Been up all night. It's now almost 3:30 a.m. I have to get some rest Eddy, jdkaye, Evo-
I'll be back soon; in the morning-
 
Old 09-05-2013, 03:21 AM   #8
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Can you post the output of this command:
Code:
ls /etc/init.d
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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Can you post the output of this command:
Code:
ls /etc/init.d
jdk
I booted up the computer and all I have is a black screen.

I tried Ctrl+Alt+F1 and tried Ctrl+Alt+F2 to log into the console. That did not work. Still just a black screen-
Wasn't able to run ls /etc/init.d for you-
 
Old 09-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #10
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Sounds like it may be time for a fresh install. What do you think?
jdk
 
Old 09-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #11
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How about while at the GNU Grub menu try going into recovery mode? Never tried that so I'm not sure:-
Would that let me get the files I need that are sitting on the desktop?
 
Old 09-05-2013, 12:51 PM   #12
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How about while at the GNU Grub menu try going into recovery mode? Never tried that so I'm not sure:-
Would that let me get the files I need that are sitting on the desktop?
Absolutely! I didn't realise you had that option. Do that and then type the ls /etc/init.d and we can set what display manager, if any, you have installed. Give it a try and report back. Good luck.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #13
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I'm looking at the Recovery Mode Menu-

Here's the options:
Code:
resume  resume normal boot
clean  try to make free space
dpkg   repair broken pkgs
fsck   check all files
grub   update grub bootloader
network enable networking
root   drop to root shell prompt
system summary   system summary
I tried every option and I just kept going in circles-

I re-installed Voyager.

Does anyone know why an update/upgrade to Mozilla caused this black screen and console
mode only?

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 09-05-2013 at 05:12 PM. Reason: Reinstalled
 
Old 09-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #14
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Hi,

You need to get a shell, so select "drop to root shell prompt".

Evo2.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #15
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Hi,

You need to get a shell, so select "drop to root shell prompt".

Evo2.
I tried that. I only had a prompt that said; file log. At the log file prompt I tried 'ls /etc/init.d' and it return a page full of command options. I tried 'less /var/log/messages' and and it returned a message something like already in file log: Return. I didn't understand what to do....So; I re-installed Voyager.

If I try to update Mozilla 12 to the current version which is Mozilla 23 do you think I will get the black screen again and be back where I was?

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