Originally Posted by flash619
Ok long story I will try my best.
... after making a new user and logging in, I tried my best to go into the theme settings, and change the current theme. Immedietly after hitting apply, It went back to console, and now startx tries to start xserver but crashes it. Is there a way I can reset the config? Possibly with the install cd?
I dony have anything to loose, so if i must reformat I will, but this would be something good to know for future mistakes either way. Thanks in advance!
From what you said, you didn't edit xorg.conf or anything. The first thing that I would do is log in as root and create a second new user, say testuser or bob or something, then log in as testuser or bob or something and startx there.
Since testuser, bob, or something is a new user that user will be getting new copies of user themes and things.
If that new, second user can successfully startx and bring up a desktop then that tells you that what you corrupted is limited to a single user (your original user). If that new users startx crashes as well then that tells you that what you mis-configured is more system oriented.
If it is limited to a single user then the easiest thing to do would be to blow your normal log in user away and recreate it. If you decide to go that route then after you delete the user (as root) do a "ls /home" and make sure that the user with the corrupted X home directory is gone. If that user directory is not gone then (as root) just do an "rm -rf /home/[user name]" where [user name] is replaced with your user name with the corrupted X. Then, still as root, re-created that user and you should be good to go.
Hope this makes sense!