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I have a Z83-W I currently use for an Emby and Plex Media server that no longer goes into the gui, and I cannot input anything. I have errors on the screen which I have attached to the post. PMS and Emby still load and serve content, but I cannot update anything due to not being able to input anything.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2019, 10:24:13 am by ghostyroasty »

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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 04:09:50 pm »
run:
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sudo nano /etc/default/grub
change the line
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=SVIDEO-1:d"
(that's a number ONE, not a lower case L after 'SVIDEO-')
hit Ctrl+X, then Enter to save the file and exit nano

then run:
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sudo update-grub
then reboot to test.
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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 06:44:49 pm »
Away from home for a bit, it I would test.. but from trying several things before, I am unable to type anything in, well at least nothing appears on the screen while trying to type.

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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 07:24:31 pm »
Try booting from a previous kernel.

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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 04:20:52 pm »
Tried holding shift with no success and also tried tapping it also with no success.. I never reached any other menu, it always boots directly to the image shown on my original post.

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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 05:29:56 pm »
Boot to a LiveUSB and post the output from:
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sudo fdisk -l
and
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blkid
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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 10:19:46 am »
Sorry for the delay!!

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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 11:05:10 am »
Boot to the LiveuSB and select "Try Peppermint"

Once at the Live desktop, open a terminal and run the following commands in sequence:
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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /mnt
then
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
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sudo chroot /mnt
then
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xed /mnt/etc/default/grub
change the line
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=SVIDEO-1:d"
(that's a number ONE, not a lower case L after 'SVIDEO-')
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
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update-grub
Then hit Ctrl+D (to exit the chroot environment)

Then reboot without the LiveUSB.
(ie. shut down the PC .. remove the LiveUSB .. then fire up the PC)



In future, can you please copy and paste terminal output AS TEXT into this forum rather than taking a screenshot/photo .. responders can't copy/paste text from an image (making their job harder), and the text in an image isn't searchable, again making it harder for responders and denying future readers with the same issue searchable content on the forum.

The photo in your first post was acceptable (not in the GUI, so hard to copy/paste), but the second could have been copy/pasted as searchable text.
(so wherever POSSIBLE, please post AS TEXT)

Thanks in advance :)
« Last Edit: November 10, 2019, 11:16:17 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 12:09:51 pm »
Sorry, I wasn't even thinking about copying and pasting since I'm used to the machine being in the state it is currently in... I received the same error after rebooting. On the line that includes the command xed, I received a connection refused error, so I used sudo nano and saved the alterations that way.

Here is the error when using the xed command:
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No protocol specified
Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

(xed:3306): Gtk-WARNING **: 12:18:31.786: cannot open display: :0.0
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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 02:05:05 pm »
ignore that .. just carry on.
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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2019, 02:16:17 pm »
I did, and after restarting, the same error occurred.. it's not a huge loss if I just reinstall, as there were only two programs I would have to install.

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Re: Installed Peppermint OS a few months ago.. Now I cannot get into gui.
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2019, 03:18:07 pm »
Okay one last thing to try, let's run a file system check on the root partition...

Boot the LiveUSB .. open a terminal and run:
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sudo fsck /dev/mmcblk0p2
then reboot without the LiveUSB.
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