Stuck in tty mode

james80

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Hi.

Sorry for my english ;-)

Hello,

I am on debian 10 with the xcfe desktop environment and I don't understand why but since yesterday I can't get back to my desktop.
Each reboot puts me in terminal mode.

I still have access to the hard drive but I no longer have wifi.

My questions:

1- an idea why and the options.
2- is it possible to activate wifi in tty
3- if I am unable to return to environment desktop mode, is it possible to move a folder to a usb key, I have access to tty, I can see that folder

Thank you
 


Tolkem

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1- an idea why and the options.
There can be a number of reason why that is happening. Once in tty, run this command:
Code:
$ startx
this should start the DE, if you get any errors note them down and post them here.
2- is it possible to activate wifi in tty
Yes, it is. You need to do a couple of things:
1. Write down wifi's ssid and password.
2. Edit /etc/network/interfaces file:
Code:
$ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
and add the following lines:
Code:
#wifi
allow-hotplug wifi-interface-name, i.e. wlan0.
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
        wpa-ssid SSID
        wpa-psk PASSWORD
3. Bring up your interface:
Code:
$ sudo ifup wifi-interface-name, i.e. wlan0
4. Verify the connection:
Code:
$ ip  a
3- if I am unable to return to environment desktop mode, is it possible to move a folder to a usb key, I have access to tty, I can see that folder
Yes, it is.
1. cd to the location of the folder you want to move:
Code:
$ cd /path/to/folder
2. Move the folder to your desired new location:
Code:
$ cp -r -v /path/to/folder /path/to/new/location
Hope this helps! :)
 

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