Originally Posted by Hanse42
Machine doesn't work and in recovery mode it says the xserver is disables and one should read syslog. How do I do that without xserver. Also, I tried to reinstall packages as this is an option in recovery mode, but it looks like I cannot get access to the Internet. Is this normal in recovery mode?can I change this? Or .... What is the fix so I can fully reboot my computer again?
The first step would be to actually provide useful information. Telling us what version and distro of linux, what hardware you're on, and what you did to get into this situation, would be a great start. Saying "machine doesn't work", and "tried to reinstall packages", without giving any details, won't give folks enough information to help you.
Second,,,X windows isn't needed for Linux to work. You can boot to single-user mode, or into failsafe mode (init 3), and get to a prompt to be able to log in. From there, you can check log files. Check them, and provide complete information, and we may be able to help you.