Author Topic: sparkylinux-3.4.1-test1-i486-base.iso---no more GUI screen after HD install !  (Read 1307 times)

Offline jenom

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Downloaded and installed "sparkylinux-3.4.1-test1-i486-base.iso" to a USB memory.
Booted up on a Lenovo T61 and all was good, desktop, wifi, internet,sound worked.
So decided to install to a free harddrive partition using the "sparky installer"
After installation, rebooted from harddrive, got grub menu, and continued.
However, instead of a  GUI desktop, got a  text prompt asking my password, so I have entered.
Got a command prompt and that's all.
tried "startx"....no such command, tried "Xorg" and "X", both resulted a completely black screen.
Why X-screen worked from USB before and not from hardrive ?
How can I get it work ?
Thanks!



Offline way12go

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hit
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ctrl+alt+f2
and from there I change the ownership back to yourself
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sudo chown user:user .Xauthority

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

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In /etc/X11/default-display-manager change lightdm to /usr/sbin/lightdm
Existence is all about what matters and what doesn't. - Sagar Gorijala.

Offline pavroo

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If still a problem exist try to clean up .Xauthority:
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cd ~/
mv .Xauthority .Xauthority.bak
touch .Xauthority
Then reboot.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 01:47:01 pm by pavroo »
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Offline jenom

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Ctrl+alt+f2. Resulted the same black screen
Sudo reconfigure-lightdm.....got no reply,so it went ok
Touch Xauthority ...+ reboot.....no change
I am giving up on this, try another version
Thanks anyways.

Offline one23

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I had similar issues as described in the first post but because of me messing with lightdm.conf in /etc/lightdm. I didn't backup it first and deleted it believing it will be recreated after reboot. Is it possible to recreate it somehow?

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You have a few ways to restore it:
1. Log in recovery mode and try to reinstall it:
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dpkg-reconfigure lightdm2. Install other login manager, for example slim:
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apt-get update
apt-get install slim
reboot
If you don't have the network, you can't do that, but...
3. Download slim from Debian testing repo:
https://packages.debian.org/jessie/slim
using other computer and install it in recovery mode:
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dpkg -i /patch/to/slim.debthen reboot and reinstall lightdm via Synaptic.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2014, 01:54:48 am by pavroo »
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Offline one23

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Thanks for the tips pavroo.

So far I experimented with reconfiguring lightdm as you suggested. That worked but it wasn't themed and actually didn't restore actual lightdm.conf file. In fact I found in this file lightdm.conf.dpkg-dist almost identical configuration I was trying to restore.

I tried also kde greeter and razor-qt. Definitely will try slim.

I am thinking about installing Sparky in VirtualBox and then copy & edit ligtdm.conf