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computer freeze at login
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:23:25 pm »
Hi there I just installed peppermint 5 to a old Dell Inspiron 5650 ( it wasn't easy) but my problem is that I have to turn the computer on and off five or six times to be able to log in, 'cause the computer freezes at the login screen. When I'm able to log in, the computer works wonderfully. The problem is when I turn it off and the next day turn it on, it starts to freeze. May be there's a way to skip the login screen and go directly to the system? Or if anybody knows how I can get it to stop freezing, any help would be really appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Re: computer freeze at login
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 08:22:47 am »
You're going to need to remove "quiet splash" from the kernel boot line and hopefully it'll give us a clue where booting is failing.

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Re: computer freeze at login
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 12:21:40 am »
You're going to need to remove "quiet splash" from the kernel boot line and hopefully it'll give us a clue where booting is failing.

If you don't know how to do this, just ask :)

I don't know how to remove the quiet splash

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Re: computer freeze at login
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 09:05:11 am »
When you get to the login screen, are you able to drop to a text console by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F2 ?

If so, what happens if you log on in the text console, then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
If it returns any error, can you post the error back here.
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