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so i was messin around in XF86Config to keep my screen from going blank...
so i added the blanktime line and removed the option "dmps" line...
well...i guess that was a bad i dea...because now i get the error
"I cannot start the X server (your gtraphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?
well from here on out my keyboard doesnt respond...even thogh before hand it does.
is there anything i can do???
please please please help!
im runnin whitbox..
i change the blanktime and dmps and added network mounts to fstab and made it so xmms can play mp3s...
You must know that if you *mess around* with the XF86Config file, you MUST back it up first (maybe even multiple times) for situations such as this.. All I could recommend is try seeing if you can use the XF86Config.old file (I never tried this). Otherwise try creating a new file with
# xf86cfg <or> xf86config
to create another.
I will add: post your XF86Config file (use the [ code ][/ code ] tags --capitalized and without the spaces-- to do so (looks better ). Maybe some more informed (than me) linux user will be able to help, because I probably won't be able to see it (still post it though ).
Not exactly sure about Slack but other distro's of linux will automatically save back up of .txt files when you make changes. Once you get to command prompt as root go to etc/X11 there should be a file XF86Config-4~. That is the backup file, copy " # cp XF86Config-4~ XF86Config-4 ". Restart this should restore orginal copy.
i dont have slack. i have whitebox. which is like redhat...not sure if rdhat and slack are the same...pretty sure they arent...first i need to get to the command line. that actually works...and i'll give it a try...would a kernel panic error come up because of xf86config file?
Burn a copy of MEPIS live CD 2004.04. Boot from CD (esc, F1, F2, F11, etc...) read BIOS boot screen for "boot options", or change in BIOS (remember to change back to HD when done).
Log-In as root
The live CD will let you view your files on the HD, you can change them back from here.