Okay, I am out of ideas. There was a power failure during an upgrade, and now the system boots to the terminal, tty1, and the GUI does not load automatically. I have lightdm as my login manager. I can login and use startx to make Cinnamon load, but networking is still shot. I can not get lightdm to run for my life. I have tried dpkg-reconfigure on lightdm, xserver-xorg, and a bunch of other packages. Reinstalling Cinnamon doesn't help. And no, I do not have a NVidia card, so it's not a driver issue. I've also tried setting HEED_DEFAULT_DISPLAY_MANAGER to false. Any help would be appreciated.


HP Pavilion g4 Laptop

amd64 Linux Mint 18

Dual-core AMD Turion II

ATI Radeon Graphics Card

Dual-boot with Chromixium 16.04 i386


Have you an older Kernel on your System? Boot it if posible. Try sudo apt -f install If this works without errors.

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
  • No. It is Mint 18 Sarah with fairly up to date packages. – GeoffreyS Sep 30 '16 at 14:07
  • Can you boot in recovery-mode? Have you Network then? Do you have closed-source driver installt? like nvidia? If yes investigate with dkms status the drivers are installt in the new Kernel. 'dpkg -l | egrep -v '^ii|^rc' ' – user192526 Sep 30 '16 at 15:08
  • Yeah, recovery can boot. I can get network if I install lxdm, set it as my login manager using dpkg-reconfigure, and do resume normal boot and plug into ethernet. However, the bigger problem is I can't seem to get mdm, lightdm, or gdm to work. I can only get lxdm to work. startx does work though. Edit: I can use nmcli d connect wlo2 to connect to WiFi, but it just enables a hotspot. Deleting the hotspot now makes the command seg fault. – GeoffreyS Sep 30 '16 at 18:45
  • Please post nmcli d and nmcli c dpkg -l | egrep -v '^rc|^ii' show Packages that are not fully instalt.Try sudo dpkg --configure -a and show ls -al /usr/share/xsessions/ Sorry I overread that you have no nvidia card. I'm fighting here with english and the syntax – user192526 Oct 1 '16 at 9:33
  • Life just got wierder. Wifi works fine with my USB wifi adapter, but not with the built-in one. Anyway, here's what you asked for: StackExchange1 - Pastebin. I poke around some more. – GeoffreyS Oct 1 '16 at 17:26

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