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Old 11-08-2003, 03:54 AM   #1
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Repairing XF86Config


Hi all.

I edited XF86Config (just to make my mouse scrolling) but the X didn't start. I tried to copy the backup of the XF86Config file back, but the system tells me that the filesystem is read-only, error # 30.

How to make my system to write on that FS and repair XF86Config?
I'm using Slack 9.1

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 05:30 AM   #2
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Sorry if this is obvious, but are you logged in as root? You need to be root to write to /etc
 
Old 11-08-2003, 05:34 AM   #3
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That's the problem - I AM logged as root
 
Old 11-08-2003, 05:42 AM   #4
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Well that's odd, isn't it? I've no idea what error #30 is... what if you just wipe out everything in /etc/X11 and run the xfree's configuration tool again.... does that work?
 
Old 11-08-2003, 06:15 AM   #5
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Where can I find the xfree's configuration tool?


When Lilo starts, I start console by linux init=/bin/bash , then log as root and a message "Unable to change tty /dev/console: read-only file system" appears.

When I let the X start, the system says "Cannot start the XServer. It seems that your mouse is not set up correctly." Hell, I know! Even if I choose the right one, it still doesn't work.


 
Old 11-08-2003, 01:55 PM   #6
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What did you use to set up xfree in the first place? Since you said only the mouse didn't work, I assumed you had it configured. I usually use "xf86cfg -textmode" to configure mine.
Second, is it for some reason neccessary for you to do this linux init=/bin/bash ? What happens if you'd just let it boot without it? It should get to a bash login prompt in the console anyhow
 
  


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