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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson_Tider View Post
    That didn't work. It's not showing as a boot option in the BIOS screen.
    I've now tried 2 USB drives and an SD card, and none of them are showing up in /media. Do I need to mount them with a command or something?

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    man, seriously, im running out of ideas.

    Now the only thing for me to sugest you is...A Clean Installation from LiveCD. Don't go for pendrive installation this time, coz u saw na how these pendrives respond when in trouble>? hehe
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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by WinuxUser View Post
    man, seriously, im running out of ideas.

    Now the only thing for me to sugest you is...A Clean Installation from LiveCD. Don't go for pendrive installation this time, coz u saw na how these pendrives respond when in trouble>? hehe
    I'm thinking it has something to do with the mounting process, and I don't know how that works. How do I force it to mount my drive?

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    Why is that restarting of services different for all distros.

    Now, this should work:

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    sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart
    or gdm instead of lightdm.


    Edit: missed a number of pages, will have to read the whole thread before I post.
    Last edited by sanderd17; January 22nd, 2012 at 05:09 PM.

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    Ok, your devices are not loading because it's gnome that looks for the auto-mounting. They should appear in /dev though (probably as sdb or sdc).

    But back to the lightdm restarting, can you retry to restart the service? Sorry for the problems, but restarting services is different in a lot of OS.

    Now, this should work:

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart
    or gdm instead of lightdm.

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by sanderd17 View Post
    Ok, your devices are not loading because it's gnome that looks for the auto-mounting. They should appear in /dev though (probably as sdb or sdc).

    But back to the lightdm restarting, can you retry to restart the service? Sorry for the problems, but restarting services is different in a lot of OS.

    Now, this should work:

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart
    or gdm instead of lightdm.
    That gives me

    Code:
    sudo: /etc/init.d/lightdm: command not found

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson_Tider View Post
    That gives me

    Code:
    sudo: /etc/init.d/lightdm: command not found
    I tried that again, but this time I changed the directory to /etc/init.d and then executed the command. When I did this, I got a totally black screen. Did you read post #11 of this thread? I'm still thinking that might have something to do with what it's doing now.

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    By the way, using gdm instead gave me the same command not found error.

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    It really would be nice if I could access the files on any USB drive. But for some reason I am unable to mount any of the three. I ran lshw -class disk, and it showed all of them. One of them is sdc, so I did

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/usbdrive0
    mount /dev/sdc /mnt/usbdrive0 -t devtmpfs
    After that, I did

    Code:
    ls /media
    And got

    Code:
    External Hard Drive
    But I don't even have an external hard drive connected, and it still isn't showing the USB drive there.

    I'm very much a newbie, but that seems really strange to me. Why am I unable to mount and access my USB drive?

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    Re: Computer suddenly won't boot to desktop

    Anyone?

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