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Old 12-04-2004, 12:37 PM   #1
cwwilson721
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A few boot problems


OK...Been running Slackware for a few days now,but I seem to have made a big mistake.
I changed the configuration for graphical login,now cannot use mouse.
And what's worse,when I try to get to a console(either thru the login window or CTRL+ALT+fx,it only shows a solid cusor,nothing else.
If I type,it just looks at me like I'm an idiot(Which I guess I am).
What can I do?
Remember,I can't use the mouse,or type anything.
Any help will be greatly appreciated


P.S. Using Slackware 10,KDE Login and desktop.All was working fine before I changed to GUI Login
 
Old 12-04-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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CTRL+ALT+F6 gets me to a working console. What do I type to edit the inet file?(I know what I have to do to reverse what I did,but how do I edit in console?
 
Old 12-04-2004, 03:11 PM   #3
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hi there

u need to edit the /etc/X11/XF86conig file
if u cannot use mouse or KB then boot frm rescue CDor other live distro and edit ur file

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Old 12-04-2004, 04:00 PM   #4
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nano -w /path/to/file ctrl o plus enter to save ctrl x to exit
 
Old 12-04-2004, 11:58 PM   #5
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WHAT? NEWBIE FORUM PEOPLE!
 
Old 12-05-2004, 12:29 AM   #6
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Angry

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Originally posted by cwwilson721
WHAT? NEWBIE FORUM PEOPLE!
hey what make u shout like this????

 
Old 12-05-2004, 11:46 AM   #7
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copied from comprookie2000

" pico /path/to/file " ( type this as root and fill-in the path-to file ) ;
( after editing ) : " ctrl o " ; then hit " enter" to save.
use " ctrl x" to exit.

thats it.

edit : use pico instead of nano

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Last edited by egag; 12-06-2004 at 07:39 AM.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 11:30 PM   #8
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Yes.How about a nice,plain,easy to understand version?

1st,the questions:
1: How do I edit ,in console,the files I originally changed in Xwindows
2:How do get the mouse(PS2) to work again in X? (xorgconfig did not work)


Please,in plain englis...the answer 'nano -w /path/to/file ctrl o plus enter to save ctrl x to exit" means
less to me than what colr toilet paper Bill Gates uses in his 3rd floor bathroom.(Newbie forum). A nice plain answer is appreciated.And 'nano' is not installed on my version of Slackware(V10)
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:43 AM   #9
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edit:
unneeded reaction. see : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=262545
( double post )

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Last edited by egag; 12-06-2004 at 08:19 AM.
 
  


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