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Old 04-28-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 15 didn't boot to a desktop like it did yesterday


Today I booted a machine I had switched to cuz other one running Mint 16 Mate was acting funny. I've been running this box for a week or two no problems. Think this is Mint 15 Mate. A message today said that login failed [forgot to write it down but wrote this description] desktop did not load after inputting user name and password.

"Your session lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean there is some installation problems or that you may be out of disk space. Try logging in with one of your failsafe sessions to see if you can correct the problem. /etc/mdm/xsession: beginning session setup. local user: drmke being added to access control list. script for cjkv started at run_im.
failed to connect to the virtualbox kernel service
failed to connect to the virtualbox kernel service
failed to connect to the virtualbox kernel service
failed to connect to the virtualbox kernel service
script for cjkv started at run_im

I restarted the machine but couldn't find failsafe in the login screens so I chose mate as the desktop session and lo and behold the desktop booted to Mate [the last session used] this time and so I sit here writing what I remember about the situation.
Make any sense to you? I know the distro [it could be 14 forgot how to check version] is out of date but functioned flawless compared to Mint16 pc.
I'm at a loss! Thanx if you have any pointers
 
Old 04-28-2014, 03:31 PM   #2
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you may be out of disk space.
Are you? Did you check the obvious? I see virtualbox mentioned, do you just have virtualbox installed on Mint as you seem to indicate your are booting Mint from its own partition.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 05:40 PM   #3
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Are you? Did you check the obvious? I see virtualbox mentioned, do you just have virtualbox installed on Mint as you seem to indicate your are booting Mint from its own partition.

Yes, I am booting to a year old 1TB physical drive with 976.4gb available 48.4gb used and only one Mint install on the physical drive.
ext4=sda1=924.01 used=59.69 unused=864.32 boot
home=sda2=7.5gb
swap=sad5=7.5gb

Virtual Box is installed on that Mint and can run Mint16Mate which is only virtual install on there. Do not have it set up to communicate with physical cpu etc.. APIC not enabled & PAE/NX not enabled tho hardware virtualization enabled. VBox was not set to run on boot and I see no sign of it trying to in the boot dialog.

Your website is acting differently after this last troublesome boot. Seems like something changed and is automatically scrolling the page down so I have to scroll back up to log in. This is something that the other computer was doing but this one did not for several weeks and before until now. Do you suppose I have a script that got in there while I blinked? I've wondered if something someone is trying to crack me? Sorry have dementia!
I'm really command line challenged with this dementia so plase bear with?
Can't assume I can understand with vague suggestions. If it can be solved with menus it is best for me otherwise it is copy and paste in command line...
Sorry for not being more self sufficient here and thanks for the prompting I do need alot of it to be qable to function._.

Both machines are AMD A4 cpus 3300 on Gigabyte A55MDS2 rev 2 me thinks and 3400 on Biostar TA75M ver 6//both have 8gb ram and optical burners. Please let me know what else may be helpful. Usually when stuff like this happens I just backup data and reinstall OS. But I usually lose the data and never get it restored to the clean install. Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-28-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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I think they are referring to the boot option labelled recovery when they talk about 'failsafe'. You should have that option. I have Mint 13 installed and that is the 2nd option on its boot menu. I'm not a regular Mint user and am not familiar with the problem. The link below has some suggestions you might try but the original poster ended up backing up his data an re-installing.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=115455

You might also take a look at the link below. Another question, what were you doing the last time you booted the now non-working Mint, any changes to the system?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lp-4175435600/
 
Old 04-28-2014, 09:12 PM   #5
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I think they are referring to the boot option labelled recovery when they talk about 'failsafe'. You should have that option. I have Mint 13 installed and that is the 2nd option on its boot menu. I'm not a regular Mint user and am not familiar with the problem. The link below has some suggestions you might try but the original poster ended up backing up his data an re-installing.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=115455

You might also take a look at the link below. Another question, what were you doing the last time you booted the now non-working Mint, any changes to the system?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lp-4175435600/
I did get into recovery mode and ran some utilities in there namely fsck, clean, and dpkg; then booted and reselected mate as desktop default if that was boot menu. Things seem to be back to normal digitsX. I did notice that dpkg told me there were files to install but could not authenticate them so I skipped going there. I keep forgetting what evrything is called. I think they ought to do a Dementia distribution aye? Why no authentication if it's from a repo?
 
  


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