LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-13-2003, 11:47 PM   #1
linuXBOX
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Stuart,FL
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 and Slackware 10.0
Posts: 179

Rep: Reputation: 30
I finally did it, I broke linux...:(


Well, I was trying to get my box set up for winex, and after much frustration, I forced a video card driver install, now when linux goes to load the login screen, I get a black screen. I tried the RHL boot disk, but get the same results. Is there a way to get a command line from a disk (like an msdos boot disk for windows)? And after that, how would I fix my video card drivers?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 11:59 PM   #2
oxygen
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
try putting in the first cd and going into rescue mode (works in Red Hat)
 
Old 09-14-2003, 12:20 AM   #3
Micro420
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Rep: Reputation: 45
If all else fails, then format / reinstall
 
Old 09-14-2003, 12:57 PM   #4
linuXBOX
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Stuart,FL
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 and Slackware 10.0
Posts: 179

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
rescue mode eh? sounds like a plan, I'll give it a shot
 
Old 09-14-2003, 02:06 PM   #5
Mathieu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE
Posts: 1,403

Rep: Reputation: 46
Booting into Rescue Mode
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...mode-boot.html

You will need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config

If you need more help, tell us what type of video card you have ?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help, I broke linux! Ben84 Linux - Software 6 04-18-2005 06:49 AM
Finally Got the internet on Linux! Ian_Hawdon LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 0 01-29-2005 08:21 AM
I broke Linux! HELP!! DB03 Linux - Newbie 18 05-29-2004 05:59 PM
Finally Gotten Linux Configured! Cruxus LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro 0 08-10-2003 12:06 AM
broke my linux :( ozzy70 Slackware 9 08-03-2003 09:24 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration