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Old 11-03-2007, 08:42 AM   #1
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Urgent help needed! Please!!!


I switched to Linux about 2 weeks ago and I it has been working very well - until today. I installed some Java (Sun Java) and everything was going well, but the directions told me to restart. So I did.

When I restarted and signed in I got a black screen. The only thing was an internet window (Which is such luck because now I can post here!), a clock, and a terminal which will not run most of the commands.
Someone has suggested this may be a 'home' disk space error but it won't read the command in the terminal. It does not look ANYTHING like the normal linux.

I've rebooted with no luck, and this is all from a simple system - restart. I have no idea what's going on, but until this is fixed the only thing I can use is the internet! PLEASE, PLEASE help!
 
Old 11-03-2007, 08:45 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ. It seems that you have booted into TWM rather than your usual desktop. Which distro are you using - that will help us to give you the correct method of restoring your desktop.

And please, in future, use better thread titles. Your title tells us nothing about your problem and it's rude to ask a volunteer board to treat any thread as more urgent than another.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 08:47 AM   #3
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Thank you for your input! It is well noted! :-)

I am using Fedora Red-Hat 7 (is that what you mean by distro? Sorry, I'm so new to this...) and I normally use the GNome environment.

Thank you for your quick reply! It is sooo apreciated!
 
Old 11-03-2007, 08:54 AM   #4
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Fedora is indeed your distribution (or flavour, or distro) of Linux. http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...er-fedora.html may be of help - to get back to a console, press CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to close X.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 09:13 AM   #5
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I have already tried "change session" in the sign on screen and I made "Gnome" my default. For some reason, it will not boot at all. Neither will KDE. The only option that will boot is "default system". The others all give me an error saying that my session only lasted for less than 10 seconds, that it is probably a disk space or installation error, and to use one of the fail-safe sessions to try.

Any ideas?
No idea what's up...
 
Old 11-03-2007, 10:16 AM   #6
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I've been doing some homework and it looks like it may be a disk-space error so I am trying to check the disk space.

The only problem is that in the terminal in TWM on my computer it is not responding to the "Df" or "Du" commands at all. Is there another command I can use or another way I can check the disk space?
 
Old 11-03-2007, 10:29 AM   #7
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Its df or du in lower case if you mean that.

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