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Old 09-26-2003, 08:25 PM   #1
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Black screen at start from own stupidity


Hey everyone. I'm going to ask a favour of all of you. Please don't make fun of me too much when I tell you this

I haven't been using linux for that long, although I should have known better. I went into the moniter configuration and decided to change the moniter driver to my moniter. Well I couldn't find one that was exactly the same so I picked one that was close...

With that said, my display goes to sleep now when I start up into linux. I just need to know a way to change the moniter configuration without being able to get into linux. Thank you
 
Old 09-26-2003, 08:49 PM   #2
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You don't even get any terminal prompts?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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I can get into terminal, I get the terminal prompts. But I don't know them well enough to know what to do with them. I all the way to the part where you would usually log in, and then my screen goes to sleep
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:27 PM   #4
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Log in using your root password.

rm /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

mv /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.old /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

This should restore your previous XF86Config-4 and you ought to be able to run X. Reboot and try it.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:32 AM   #5
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Thanks, that worked.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:43 AM   #6
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You might want to install Midnight Commander and VIM. It makes it really easy to work the CLI. Enjoy.
 
  


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