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    Re: what is tty1 & why do you get stuck in it

    ran the fix in post #18 rebooted and it still booted into tty1

    I'm going to change the line in grub back to what it was before I ran that last fix attempt

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    Exclamation Re: what is tty1 & why do you get stuck in it

    I'm still stuck in tty1 I have no desktop no way to copy my files off of it I have no access other that tty1
    I been messing with this thing all day and still haven't got any thing fixed now I'm irritated
    Last edited by wildman424; December 16th, 2010 at 11:43 PM.

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    Re: what is tty1 & why do you get stuck in it

    Ok, if you have a external drive, plug it in

    Then type
    Code:
     sudo fdisk -l
    Work out which /dev/sd?? is your external drive, probably /dev/sdb1

    Code:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/drive
    Code:
    sudo mnt -t ??? /dev/sd?? /mnt/drive
    Change the question marks after -t to what ever the filesystem of the external drive is (ntfs, ext3, ext4 - note for fat drives use vfat)

    eg

    Code:
    sudo mnt -t vfat /dev/sd?? /mnt/drive
    or

    Code:
    sudo mnt -t ext3 /dev/sd?? /mnt/drive
    Change the question marks after sd to the letter and number you found out from fdisk -l

    Now you copy your stuff across

    Code:
    cp -rv ~/Music /mnt/drive
    Code:
    cp -rv ~/Pictures /mnt/drive
    etc etc

    If you don`t understand post back

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    Re: what is tty1 & why do you get stuck in it

    Quote Originally Posted by wildman424 View Post
    ran the fix in post #18 rebooted and it still booted into tty1

    I'm going to change the line in grub back to what it was before I ran that last fix attempt
    Did you try post #19 - that will remove nvidia and use nouveau.

    Quote Originally Posted by wildman424 View Post
    I'm still stuck in tty1 I have no desktop no way to copy my files off of it I have no access other that tty1 its a worthless piece of junk that might as well be a paper weight
    THIS IS BULLSH**T

    I been messing with this thing all day and still haven't got any thing fixed now I'm irritated
    This is not likely to get people to help.

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    Re: what is tty1 & why do you get stuck in it

    I apologize for my temper this morning its been one of those day,I appreciate every ones help thank you all I'm going to tr a few more things if it don't work Ill just reformat and start over

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    Re: what is tty1 & why do you get stuck in it

    Hi wildman, sorry I wasn't here to help you out earlier. I went to bed and now I soon have to go to work. I know how frustrated it is to get stuck and more frustrating to find and try solutions that don't work for you. I have had my fair share of it and know the feeling.

    If you're going to try out removing nvidia drivers and use nouveau than I have a tip for you using the Linux terminal. Use the tab, for example I want to type nano /etc/default/grub I type "nan(press tab)"
    It will complete to "nano"
    continue typing "nano /et(press tab)"
    It will complete to nano /etc/ ..
    If there are more than one option available then try pressing tab twice it will give you a list of available options.
    nano /etc/d(tab twice) will give you a list of options If this solution doesn't work then try to boot off a live CD to copy your files. Live CD is the installation cd when you choose the "try ubuntu" option in the startup menu.
    Last edited by amsterdamharu; December 17th, 2010 at 01:17 AM.

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    Re: what is tty1 & why do you get stuck in it

    Just FYI, another way to copy stuff off of the disk easily is the scp ***mand. It's syntax is essentially the same of the cp ***mand, but it does the copy over an SSH connection. So if you have another system with some spare space you can install an SSH server on your Ubuntu system like so:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install openssh-server
    Then go to your other system and you can do something like:

    Code:
    scp -r wildman@192.168.0.6:~/Music .

    You'll need to replace the stuff in red with values appropriate for your network (i.e. your username in Ubuntu as well as the correct IP address for your system). In any case, the above ***mand basically says to copy the ~/Music directory over recursively to the current working directory.

    If you have a gigabit connection between the two systems then this should go rather quickly (I get around 27-28 megabytes per second copying large files...yes megabytes and not megabits!).
    If all else fails, use fire.

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