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Old 01-15-2015, 03:24 PM   #16
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There should be no green line, nor any graphics at all, when you do that, it's a text only console.

So it confuses me that you see any color at all.

Being very new at it, hard to recommend that you boot off of a CD/DVD or USB and try to fix this rather than re-install.

What you could try to do is boot off o the CD/DVD or USB (whatever media you had originally to install from, and then grab files from the system so as to not lose stuff. And then re-install. But give it a bit, someone may offer some suggestions a bit better, if they see something I'm not in your problem description.
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Its Green text with my name ect
Old 01-15-2015, 03:29 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by scotty891 View Post
I pressed ctl alt 1 typed my password in ect the it come up with a green line what to do next as I am new to all this
You probably have a prompt configured such that your username is displayed in green. Nothing to worry about.
You are now on a console and can type any command. Starting with a system update as suggested in a previous post:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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I pressed ctl alt 1 typed my password in ect the it come up with a green line what to do next as I am new to all this
OK, EXACTLY WHAT is on the screen after you press <ctrl><alt>F1? It should give you a black screen with some white text... on my system I get:
Linux Mint 17 Quiana <My system Name> tty1
<My System Name> login:
At this point you would put in your user name then it'll ask for your password.

Somehow I don't think you have a text only console at all.

If you substitute F2, F2, F4, F4, F5, F6 or F7 for F1 after <ctrl><alt> you would open different consoles:
tty2,3,4,5,6 and tty7 - as marked in my quote above.

if you used F8 you would get the Graphic User Interface (GUI) if it was available.

Am I right? Can you confirm what you get please?

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