On 07/06/2009 03:37 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> Synopsis: packages are now up to date.
> Didn't need to do all that. Retrying got dpkg to run clean and access
> all sources and indexes.
> Still no xfix.
See below - but probably not necessary since you can ssh -X into the
machine now. Instead from a terminal:
$ sudo /usr/share/recovery-mode/options/xfix
I was able to install
> openssh-server and can log in with X forwarding from my laptop and run
> things like synaptic, so things are going better.
> But there's still no X.
Synaptic does come up? If so, then X is working, gdm probably isn't (or
is crashing). Do you get any login screen now?
You might try:
$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall gdm
> ++ kevin
Trying to keep this all in one thread (Leonard...):
> It's a bit different for me. Pressing escape before grub starts does
> nothing, maybe because there's no boot manager before grub. I have it
> on the MBR, and it's first in line. But yes, I start the second
> kernel, and it is recovery mode. But the menu I get does not match
> this description. Instead I get a character-mode menu UI (looks sort
> of graphical, but does not respond
> to a mouse, just arrow keys), with 6 options:
> 1 resume Resume normal boot
> 2 clean Try to make free space
> 3 dpkg Repair broken packages
> 4 fsck File system check
> 5 grub Update grub bootloader
> 6 netroot Drop to root shell prompt with networking
> No xfix.
Use the *down arrow* key. You should then see:
resume Resume normal boot
clean Try to make free space
dpkg Repair broken packages
fsck File system check
grub Update grub bootloader
netroot Drop to root shell prompt with networking
root Drop to a root shell prompt
xfix Try to auto repair graphic problems
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