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Old 11-13-2009, 07:02 AM   #31
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what does "then su" mean?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:02 AM   #32
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and how the hell do i get out of the console you made me go into????
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:04 AM   #33
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eric,
i thought this was a sort of "windows update". such updates are usually good windows, i didn't know that linux would propose me something that could damage my computer.
i thought linux could go for years without even any restart, and i would need to reinstall it all after a few days only??? I'd rather not do that. I don't know how to anyway. And i'd rather not lose time/money to make backups just to reinstall linux.
You really cannot compare Windoze to Linux in any way. Ubuntu is one of the distro's that are considered as 'easy' because they have automated a lot of stuff that the more experienced user likes to keep under his/her own control. It comes with the territory . I advice you to read up on Ubuntu and Linux in general. This way you could 'fine-tune' your Ubuntu to do what YOU want and not like Windows (what IT wants). Furthermore the knowledge you'll acquire reading, learning and trying, will serve you whenever you try out another distro.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:05 AM   #34
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how am i supposed to verify that, i cant even see the cursor. how do i get out of this black console?
Type
Code:
exit
to get out of the console.
Code:
reboot
to reboot your computer.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:06 AM   #35
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and how the hell do i get out of the console you made me go into????
Hell is far away from heaven....

Which way do you want to go?

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:08 AM   #36
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nope, exit didn't work.
it just asked me to type my login again, and i'm right back where i started.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:09 AM   #37
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what does "then su" mean?
Code:
su
means get root privileges. Like granting a normal user in Windows administrative rights by adding him (temporarily) to the Admin group.

In Linux you can open a session that gives you root privileges (so you don't have to type sudo in front of every command) by typing
Code:
su
It will ask you for your password and then you'll be in a 'privileged' session until you type
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nope, exit didn't work.
it just asked me to type my login again, and i'm right back where i started.
CTRL-ALT-F7

should take you back to the graphical login if I'm not mistaking.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:10 AM   #39
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so what do i type to get out of the black screen?
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:11 AM   #40
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ok, ctrl alt f7 did work.
yet the mouse still doesn't work
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:11 AM   #41
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so what do i type to get out of the black screen?
asked and answered in the post above.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:13 AM   #42
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ok, ctrl alt f7 did work.
yet the mouse still doesn't work
OK, bad luck. Could you try the solution that repo pointed out?

http://danilogurovich.wordpress.com/...hpad-behavior/

I'll keep my fingers crossed meanwhile.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:13 AM   #43
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i typed alt+f2 and then su and then enter, but the computer is getting all confused.
there's an orange rectangle where there used to be the prompt commande, and some words can't be read anymore (the login name in the top right and the preferences, administration words in the top left)
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:15 AM   #44
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when i press alt+f2, it still opens the same window, but then when i type alt+f2 and su and enter, the windows closes and there's no other effect whatsoever.
 
Old 11-13-2009, 07:17 AM   #45
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Looks like your thinkpad isn't going to be the only problem you have. Seems like your graphics are all off. Between all the things you have tried have you rebooted your computer? If not, reboot it to see if it comes up with a normal graphic login and a normal graphic screen after logging in.

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