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Old 09-12-2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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cant start X after xgl install

Hello all
Well I broke it again! How do I restore X..
I am using FC5 with KDE. I followed the instructions given
I restarted and now X fails to start. Sooo I can get into runlevel 3 but I am totally ignorant as to what I need to do to disable xgl so I can start X again.
Any log requests will have to accompany directions on how to retrieve them as I am still a noob here...if you don't mind explaining I don't mind trying
Old 09-12-2006, 08:43 PM   #2
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Just delete all the changes you made to the config files and sam-switch xorg?
Old 09-12-2006, 08:50 PM   #3
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I'm going to reach a little here and what I'm gong to suggest may not work at all, but Fedora has had a wonderful little utility called system-config-display that I have used often when I messup X. If you try to run it and it doesn't exist, yum install system-config-display will install it.
If you want to chack out Xgl, SuSe Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell includes it in the distribution. They have a 60 day trial if you want to play with it.

Hope this helps.

One lesson I learned many times the hard way... Always make a copy of configuration files before editing them.

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Old 09-14-2006, 07:14 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch. That did it. I figured that was what I needed to do I just wasnt sure what switch to use.

Thanks for the help!


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