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sparkylinux-3.4.1-test1-i486-base.iso---no more GUI screen after HD install !

Started by jenom, August 23, 2014, 03:14:25 AM

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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" 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 ?


and from there I change the ownership back to yourself
Quotesudo chown user:user .Xauthority


Quotesudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm


QuoteIn /etc/X11/default-display-manager change lightdm to /usr/sbin/lightdm
Success gives birth to success? Failure gives birth to failure? - Sagar Gorijala.


If still a problem exist try to clean up .Xauthority:
cd ~/
mv .Xauthority .Xauthority.bak
touch .Xauthority

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


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?


You have a few ways to restore it:
1. Log in recovery mode and try to reinstall it:
dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
2. Install other login manager, for example slim:
apt-get update
apt-get install slim

If you don't have the network, you can't do that, but...
3. Download slim from Debian testing repo:
using other computer and install it in recovery mode:
dpkg -i /patch/to/slim.deb
then reboot and reinstall lightdm via Synaptic.
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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

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