Hello everyone, I'm a linux newbie and I can't seem to figure out how to reverse a pretty big mistake I made yesterday. I attempted to install the icedove package using aptitude, and allowed it to handle all the dependencies (by removing packages/adding packages/etc). I walked away from my computer for like 20 minutes, and came back to a black screen. Figured it just froze so I restarted it, anddd now all I can get access to on my linux partition is a command line. I can login and navigate bash but it won't let me run any GUI. I attempted the "startx" command and I was left with a black screen. Is there any way around this?
I'll post any log files or anything you guys ask for. Would post them now but I'm not quite sure which you would be interested in. I don't believe I can access to internet to grab packages because I believe that my network-manager was removed too. I'm using Debian Squeeze on a Dell Inspiron 1545 computer. It has an integrated Intel graphics card.