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Old 08-25-2008, 01:52 AM   #1
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tip: what to do when xserver crashes


another tip for whoever needs it

if you mess with your display settings and the xserver starts crashing (wrong settings), here is what you do

first of all ... always have a backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf file on the side. if you use kde or gnome utility to edit display settings, the backup file is created and named xorg.conf.1

so when you crash your xserver and you boot into the shell, do this

login as user

become root (eg. sudo -i)

>> cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.1 /etc/X11/xorg.conf

exit root

>> startx

good luck
 
Old 08-26-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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