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Reboot

1 Getting in when its broke

After playing with the video drivers, I rebooted into a black screen - with a cursor.

get to terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1

[http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=126293 As a desperate last move i tried to install an additional desktop "sudo apt-get install gnome-shell"]

virtual terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F2 ? I believe CTRL+ALT+F7


<a href="http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=105134">Linux Mint Forums • View topic - Blank screen, blinking cursor on Mint 13 install with Win 7</a> - 1. On startup, in BIOS menu, highlight Mint and press 3 to enter GRUB. 2. Replace "quiet splash" with "noacpi noapic nomodeset" and hit f10 to boot. 3. When Mint is running, download Daniel Richter's grub-customizer, so as to edit GRUB. 4. In Preferences, replace "quiet splash" with "noacpi noapic nomodeset". 5. Exit and restart. Worked a treat.


<a href="http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257#p695479">Linux Mint Forums • View topic - Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards</a> - $ sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon $ sudo reboot $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle-updates $ sudo aticonfig --initial $ sudo reboot


<a href="http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257#p695479">Linux Mint Forums • View topic - Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards</a> - None of that is necessary, A stock standard:

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   sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates


does the kernel nomodeset and all the required blacklisting.


Re: How to repair xorg without reinstalling ubuntu?
sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
["http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1150319">[all variants] How to repair xorg without reinstalling ubuntu?]



<a href="http://linuxg.net/how-to-stop-the-graphical-user-interface-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint/">How to Stop the Graphical User Interface on Ubuntu and Linux Mint | LinuxG.net</a> - The names for the gui services are:

   LightDM
   MDM
   KDM
   GDM

If your graphical user interface freezes, press CTRL + ALT + F1 to turn it off.

To start back the GUI, press CTRL + ALT + F7.

To change the default graphical user interface, use this oneliner:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure {lightdm,mdm,kdm,gdm}

LightDM:

$ sudo service lightdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop

MDM:

$ sudo service mdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop

KDM:

$ sudo service kdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop

GDM:

$ sudo service gdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

To stop the GUI, from the CLI, do this (this works for all gdm, kdm, mdm, lightdm):

$ sudo service {lightdm,mdm,kdm,gdm} stop

Bonus:

   to start the service, replace stop with start
   to restart the service, replace stop with restart

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Reboot

1 Getting in when its broke

After playing with the video drivers, I rebooted into a black screen - with a cursor.

get to terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1

[http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=126293 As a desperate last move i tried to install an additional desktop "sudo apt-get install gnome-shell"]

virtual terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+F2 ? I believe CTRL+ALT+F7


<a href="http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=105134">Linux Mint Forums • View topic - Blank screen, blinking cursor on Mint 13 install with Win 7</a> - 1. On startup, in BIOS menu, highlight Mint and press 3 to enter GRUB. 2. Replace "quiet splash" with "noacpi noapic nomodeset" and hit f10 to boot. 3. When Mint is running, download Daniel Richter's grub-customizer, so as to edit GRUB. 4. In Preferences, replace "quiet splash" with "noacpi noapic nomodeset". 5. Exit and restart. Worked a treat.


<a href="http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257#p695479">Linux Mint Forums • View topic - Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards</a> - $ sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon $ sudo reboot $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle-updates $ sudo aticonfig --initial $ sudo reboot


<a href="http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257#p695479">Linux Mint Forums • View topic - Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards</a> - None of that is necessary, A stock standard:

Code: Select all

   sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates


does the kernel nomodeset and all the required blacklisting.


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From the terminal:
sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*]

<a href="http://linuxg.net/how-to-stop-the-graphical-user-interface-on-ubuntu-and-linux-mint/">How to Stop the Graphical User Interface on Ubuntu and Linux Mint | LinuxG.net</a> - The names for the gui services are:

   LightDM
   MDM
   KDM
   GDM

If your graphical user interface freezes, press CTRL + ALT + F1 to turn it off.

To start back the GUI, press CTRL + ALT + F7.

To change the default graphical user interface, use this oneliner:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure {lightdm,mdm,kdm,gdm}

LightDM:

$ sudo service lightdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop

MDM:

$ sudo service mdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop

KDM:

$ sudo service kdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop

GDM:

$ sudo service gdm stop

OR:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

To stop the GUI, from the CLI, do this (this works for all gdm, kdm, mdm, lightdm):

$ sudo service {lightdm,mdm,kdm,gdm} stop

Bonus:

   to start the service, replace stop with start
   to restart the service, replace stop with restart

Tools for Writing

Easy Copy = FF extension.

- wiki cut and paste with info and formating:
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Gnome3CheatSheet - GNOME Wiki!
GNOME 3 Cheat Sheet

Contents

   GNOME 3 Cheat Sheet
       Resizing Windows
       Application Switcher
       Activities Overview
       Workspaces
       Notifications & Message Tray
       Developer tools
       Applications
       System Settings
       Customization
       Screenshots & Screen Recording

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[https://wiki.gnome.org/Gnome3CheatSheet GNOME 3 Cheat Sheet

Contents

   GNOME 3 Cheat Sheet
       Resizing Windows
       Application Switcher
       Activities Overview
       Workspaces
       Notifications & Message Tray
       Developer tools
       Applications
       System Settings
       Customization
       Screenshots & Screen Recording

GNOME 3 contains many new features, including tricks and advanced functionality. This guide is an introduction to some of these shortcuts, and will help you to get the most from GNOME 3. It has been written in reference to GNOME version 3.6. ]