despite going to the command line by Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and entering my username and password, i am unable to solve the problem.please help how to get out this mess?.
I am new to Linux and trying out different distros. However, my laptop has ATI GPU (Asus N56D) due to which many distros didn't boot successfully. After having google'd I found that I need to set "NOMODSET" kernel parameter.
I could edit the grub command line (by pressing 'e' at the grub) but unable to boot after pressing Ctrl+X or F10.
I have a strange problem and after googling around I haven't found a solution...
When I boot to the desktop manager (kdm in my case) I am able to use tty consoles by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fn. If I next log into XFCE I am still able to use them and everything is fine.
But if I log into Gnome the consoles are not available anymore.
Really am stuck here. I have scoured the net and this seems a fairly common issue pointing to root space. On start up everything seems fine and i get to my users log in page with the 2 users names. However in the bottom right corner is the message in the title.
I am unable to log in to skype on Debian 7.0 (Wheezy). When I type in my username and password, the little "waiting" animation (the animated circle to the right of the login field) just keeps going for several minutes, and then I get an error message that says (in typical useless Microsoft error message style) "Skype can't connect".
Using the defaukt x86_64 kernel openSuSE 11.2 (uograded from 11.1) works fine.
I have compiled my own kernel using the 11.1 config with minor changes. Botting runs fine and looking at the boot.msg compared between the default and my own kernel I only see preloadtrace.ko module missing on my own kernel which I would not expect causing mthe problem.