Hi everyone im a freshmeat
and i need some help. Just got my Mandrake 7.2 up & running yesterday, and everything seemed fine. This morning I was running X and i had some processes running. Trying to set up my TV card with kwintv Linux completely flips and hangs. I quickly push ctrl-alt-<- and shutdown -r now
with xmmr playing and running and kwintv open (and hanging). Im as yet very unfamiliar with kill commands, so i couldnt kill the processes. I start back up, login as root, and x remains blue background with nuthing but the mouse cursor. It should have started my WM a long time ago. So I ctr-alt-F1
and login as root and startx
. Hmmm, it seems i have to remove "/tmp/.X0-lock"... ok done. again i type startx
and the server still wont start. I told my coworker about htis and he said "you screwed up your graphical display and have to reinstall linux..." . This is probably a load of bull so i hope a more experienced linux user may be able to help me by saying which files i have to modify or reinstall to get back into X. Also some help with how to kill processes would be helpful. Sorry for my long post im just trying to be clear. (sorry, dont have the exact error messages). Thanx in advance.