Does a completely grey desktop indicate a video output problem?

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  • #10159
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    ramchip

    Thanks for your replies.
    I looked in /home/USER/.icewm/ and found no ‘menu’, only ‘theme’.
    Does this mean icewm is not properly installed?

    #10182
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    Dave
    Dave

    Thanks for your replies.
    I looked in /home/USER/.icewm/ and found no ‘menu’, only ‘theme’.
    Does this mean icewm is not properly installed?

    No but it means your home directory is off the mark. However I cannot really tell without answering my previous questions…. perhaps the most telling would be if a new user is made does it work? I am assuming / suspecting that you reused your home directory at this point.

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    #10231
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    ramchip

    Okay, I did reuse the home directory from an earlier Ubuntu installation.
    Re-installing with format of the root directory has cured the problem.
    So, now we all know what to expect if the format option is not selected!

    The only outstanding niggle is how to manually mount a USB stick.
    I can access the device from the file manager, no problem, but when I try the mount command suggested by oldman I get:
    “mount: special device /dev/sdf1 does not exist”.
    What’s a valid device name for a USB stick?

    #10232
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    Type devmon in a user terminal and it will mount any plugged in usb devices and it should also show you its mount point.

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #10237
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    Dave
    Dave

    Or more manually than devmon
    Type
    fdisk -l
    Or
    blkid
    Which will list your storage devices
    Then type
    mkdir /mnt/usb
    Then mount one of the listed devices by
    mount /dev/your-dev-here /mnt/usb

    Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening Windows. ~Author Unknown

    #10271
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    ramchip

    Thanks for that! All is well now.
    How do I mark this thread as solved?

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