||08-15-2011 03:25 PM
X server broken; I need it to get online
When I installed some upgrades to X, something went wrong, and my X server broke. I don't understand exactly what happened; all I can figure out is that the problem is in X. I took a picture of what the screen says. (Since I can't start X to start KDE and take a screen capture, I had to dig out my digital camera and photograph the screen. If you look at it in original size you can see what the error messages say. Sorry for the glare.)
Without X, I don't know how to enter the password to access my network and get online. I was using the KDE frontend to network-manager to access the network. I've never done it from a command prompt before. I suppose there must be a way to, but I don't know it.
I tried to fix it by running my MEPIS liveCD and copying the X configuration, but it didn't work. I didn't really expect it to.
Should I post the contents of .xsession-errors?