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Old 01-01-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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Cannot boot up after accidently deleting PulseAdio on my Mint 17 Quiana 64 bit.

How can I repair my Mint 17 Qiana without losing my files? I accidentally deleted Pulse Audio and now when I boot up, I get a blank screen.I have an extensive amount of files and do not want to lose them. Any help is appreciated
Old 01-01-2015, 07:03 AM   #2
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If you can drop to a different TTY, you can re-install pulseaudio from there.

Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F2 then login and run:
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

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Old 01-01-2015, 01:51 PM   #3
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You're problem is probably worse then you expect, but not so bad you will lose your files.

For your benefit (you have 17, I have 17.1, I presume cinnamon version), I ran the same command to remove pulseaudio to see what else would be removed:
cinnamon cinnamon-bluetooth cinnamon-control-center cinnamon-dbg
  libcanberra-pulse mint-meta-cinnamon pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
Basically, you completely removed cinnamon. You will need to install all of these to get a functioning system and even then it might not work.
but, it gives a better chance then just installing pulseaudio!

Whatever happens, your information is still safe, you can use a tty to copy the data elsewhere. But try the above first.

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