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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: After reboot---> desktop shows folder with (?) Reply with quote

Hey Guys,

So I'm back being a pest :roll:

after going through the documentation I find myself stuck after rebooting...

I get a folder with a question mark..
At this point I'm not sure what's causing it...

Advice?

THanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the folder? (In other words, in what directory is this strange folder appearing?) Did you successfully reboot, get a login prompt, and log in?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
Where is the folder? (In other words, in what directory is this strange folder appearing?) Did you successfully reboot, get a login prompt, and log in?

- John


Hey John... thank for the reply...

rebooted Yes
successful not exactly...

No login it doesn't get to that point...

I have a flashing folder on my desktop. I suspect something is wrong with my " Booter" . I think

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to give us much more context. There are three different major desktop environments you might have used, each with their own properties. If you are using a graphical login manager, which one? If you are not, then you would still be in text mode at this point and the idea of a folder with a question mark does not make sense.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
You need to give us much more context. There are three different major desktop environments you might have used, each with their own properties. If you are using a graphical login manager, which one? If you are not, then you would still be in text mode at this point and the idea of a folder with a question mark does not make sense.


Hey HU,

Sorry for the lack of info...

the System logger I'm using is metalog..
With a LILO bootloader

hope this helps...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At what stage of startup are you experiencing this issue? Bootloader? Init? DM/WM loading?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
At what stage of startup are you experiencing this issue? Bootloader? Init? DM/WM loading?



Hey Jaglover,

This happens at the beginning... I reboot.. and nothing happens after a few seconds the folder appears flashing..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A folder or file with ??? In its name or perms is usually due to a filesystem issue.
Fsck the filesysten
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