This topic contains 11 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by betman Mar 16-5:07 am.
March 4, 2019 at 8:44 am #19052Member
After I shut down and started, all I saw was a blank screen. So, restarted now welcome with same blank screen. What should I do to get my system back to normal?
My last actiom was installing and uninstalling lightdm-greeter.March 4, 2019 at 9:41 am #19056Forum Admin
At that blank screen, Ctrl Alt F1, login as root
use mc- (midnightcommander) as root and check that /etc/X11/default-display-manager has this line
Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.March 4, 2019 at 10:43 am #19063Member
No gain! Tried both ways.
dpkg-reconfigure slimdidn’t work.
And /etc/X11/default-display-manager already has
What can I do next?March 4, 2019 at 10:51 am #19064Member
You can also try after Ctrl Alt F1
to start your desktop with
startx /usr/local/bin/desktop-session rox-icewm
If this works you could look at your /var/log/apt/history.log
what was maybe removed or installed and post it here.March 4, 2019 at 10:52 am #19066Forum Admin
did you just do some updates?
I would make sure the updates are complete.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
from the console (cntrl+alt+f1)March 4, 2019 at 11:22 am #19074Member
Is this a new install? I had a similar problem and I re-did the install and chose to scan for bad blocks on the drive and it worked.
Probably not a good idea if this is a working system already.
Seaken64March 5, 2019 at 12:04 am #19124Member
I had removed all default DEs (i.e. icewm,jwm,herbstluftwm) long ago and only have xfce.
And how can I paste the
/var/log/apt/history.logdata now?March 5, 2019 at 12:07 am #19125Member
The updates are complete. I just did as you’ve said and rebooted. Same blank screen as before.March 5, 2019 at 1:04 pm #19153Member
Did you try just
you can also look at the history.log from the console with
sudo cat /var/log/apt/history.log
and make a note of it.
It is sorted by date, the last ones should of course be the important one.March 16, 2019 at 4:33 am #19469Member
I thank everyone for the support. But the damage was irrepairable. I had done too many changes so noting from history log was tedious and even then finding what had broken the system would be tiresome for everyone. Also, I had deleted the .icewm, .jwm files, since I was only using XFCE. So, it was not only updates which could’ve broken the system. Seeing it as a chance to try a new distro, I left it as it was and installed Fedora (used for 10 days) and yesterday I saw the 17.4 release for antiX, and installed it today, and again I’m here. So, once again, I’m thankful to everyone for their advices, thank you guys!
March 16, 2019 at 4:55 am #19474Member
- This reply was modified 2 months ago by betman.
Just a small recommendation:
1. Always keep two different WM/DE’s (XFCE + IceWM, for example)
2. Try to avoid ‘Testing’ and stick to ‘Stable’
How strange is to be anything at all. (Alice in Wonderland)March 16, 2019 at 5:07 am #19475Member
Yes, that’s the lesson I’ve learnt, albeit the hard way.
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