March 3, 2014

Desktop doesnt load after update from Mint 13 to 15

I wrote in the sources.list accidently Olivia instead of Nadia, updated and rebooted. Then a message popped up which says: "Configuration is not correct The configuration file contains an invalid command line for the login dialog, so running the default command. Please fix your configuration." Then i log in and there is just a black screen and the mouse. What can i do?

Thanks for the answer but i used a live-CD to Backup the files and installed...

Thanks for the answer but i used a live-CD to Backup the files and installed Linux Mint 16.

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This is a stab-in-the-dark test for you to make, since this seems to be a...

This is a stab-in-the-dark test for you to make, since this seems to be a display problem: At your boot-splash screen, tap a key to interrupt the boot, press TAB to enter in another boot option, and type in "nomodeset" (without quotes) at the end, such as "... quiet splash nomodeset --". Some other possible options to try are "noapic" or "nolapic". The "nomodeset" has helped me in the past with black screen issues. If your display starts, you can add nomodeset to your grub.cfg for a permanent workaround, or you can at least access your system to find another solution or backup important files.

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Part of the answer seems to be here:...

Part of the answer seems to be here:
Go to ctrl-alt-f1. And type this :
$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
$ sudo apt-get remove gdm --purge
$ sudo apt-get install gdm ubuntu-desktop xubuntu-desktop
$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

http://www.allquests.com/question/3651063/Invalid-command-in-configurati...

It is part answer only because this is for Ubuntu/Xubuntu and features ubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop, which of course are not relevant to Linux Mint. What desktop of Linux Mint are you using?

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