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is there a Safe Mode in Lycoris, or in general. I cannot get my Video driver to work (onboard) its a Sis 5597/5598. I have some instructions on how to Edit a file that might fix the problem (I have never done it before in Linux)but ofcourse I can't see anything after it boots up, Durr. I'm unable to recontact the person who gave me the info so I'm stuck inthe middle of nowhere dazz
editing above, control+alt+f1 does NOT put you into runlevel one. It's merely a hotkey combination for console TTY 1. You can do the same up to F6 generally for your 6 console TTY's. From the console you can issue "init 1" to force yourself into single user mode, but please don't confuse control+alt+f1 with runlevel 1.
Sorry for my mis-information. In any event, if you have an X configuration problem with a blank screen or garbled screen, you can press ctrl+alt+F1 to get a text prompt. You can then manually edit the configuration /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or run "xf86config" to generate a new configuration. Go back to X-windows by pressing ctrl+alt+F7, then restart X with ctrl+alt+backspace to see if your configuration changes worked to fix the problem. With the key combinations, you won't have to boot into runlevel 1 and you shouldn't have to re-boot your computer. Good luck!