LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-17-2010, 04:48 AM   #1
el1es
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy root@vaio:~#


I installed a klean linux program, I probably mistalenly deleted a bunch of stuff I shouldnt and now whet I start the computer goes to:

root@vaio:~#

what should I do to restore or be able to use the computer?

obviously: i know little to nothing abut linux os
thank you for your help
IglesiaEnCristo@gmail.com
 
Old 04-17-2010, 04:50 AM   #2
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 8,528

Rep: Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899
Which distribution?
What happens if you type
Code:
startx
What did you deleted?
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-17-2010, 04:59 AM   #3
el1es
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy root@vaio:~#

Quote:
Originally Posted by repo View Post
Which distribution?
What happens if you type
Code:
startx
What did you deleted?
I deleted because I am an ignorant playinf with stuff I know nothing about... my error, as always

when I did what you suggested, it started doing something

with
mktwp: failed to create file via template...
...several lines
then it says:
X: unable to open wrapper config file /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
Fatal server error:
Could not create lock file in /temp/.tx0-lock
...then consult X.Org Foundation support
...then brings me back to
root@vaio:~#

I probably erased some important root iles by mistake...

thank you or your help, I appreciate it. I truly loved my short lived linux experience... oops
 
Old 04-17-2010, 05:30 AM   #4
pkhera_2001
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: New Delhi, India
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu
Posts: 67

Rep: Reputation: 18
Hi, Can you please update here that what Distribution of Linux you are using and you mentioned that you deleted some root files, what you mean by root files? Does it means you deleted some files from systems root (/) or some files owned by root user?

Thanks,
PKhera
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-17-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
el1es
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
root@vaio:~#

(1) how do I know what Distribution of Linux am I using
-pardon my ignorance-
(2) I dont know how many or what files the program I installed deleted, it is Klean for linux and accidentaly deleted important files
no matter what I do I keep getting the same msg and back to
root@vaio:~#

thank you, I appreciate eveyone's patience with me on this as I learn

Quote:
Originally Posted by pkhera_2001 View Post
Hi, Can you please update here that what Distribution of Linux you are using and you mentioned that you deleted some root files, what you mean by root files? Does it means you deleted some files from systems root (/) or some files owned by root user?

Thanks,
PKhera
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:08 AM   #6
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 8,528

Rep: Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899
Quote:
I dont know how many or what files the program I installed deleted, it is Klean for linux and accidentaly deleted important files
What is "klean for linux"?
Where did you get it?

Quote:
how do I know what Distribution of Linux am I using
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...r_distribution

Do you have an installation CD?
Did you installed it yourself?
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:08 AM   #7
el1es
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile linux version

linux version 2.6.31-20-generic (buildd@palmer)(gcc version 4.4.1 (Ubuntu 4.4.1-4Ubuntu8) #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 12 05:23:09 UTC 2010


Quote:
Originally Posted by el1es View Post
(1) how do I know what Distribution of Linux am I using
-pardon my ignorance-
(2) I dont know how many or what files the program I installed deleted, it is Klean for linux and accidentaly deleted important files
no matter what I do I keep getting the same msg and back to
root@vaio:~#

thank you, I appreciate eveyone's patience with me on this as I learn
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:12 AM   #8
el1es
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Question root@vaio:~#

unfortunately, I have no installation cd

is a restore possible following commands
from
root@vaio:~#

if not, then I guess my only alternative is to get a cd and re-install...



Quote:
Originally Posted by el1es View Post
linux version 2.6.31-20-generic (buildd@palmer)(gcc version 4.4.1 (Ubuntu 4.4.1-4Ubuntu8) #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 12 05:23:09 UTC 2010
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:22 AM   #9
el1es
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Distribution?

From: lsb_release -rd
I get: Ubuntu 9.10

I hope this helps

QUOTE=el1es;3938347]unfortunately, I have no installation cd

is a restore possible following commands
from
root@vaio:~#

if not, then I guess my only alternative is to get a cd and re-install...[/QUOTE]
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:29 AM   #10
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 8,528

Rep: Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899
It all depends what you deleted.
The easiest way should be to download the latest iso from ubuntu, burn it to CD, and do a clean install.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-17-2010, 06:45 AM   #11
el1es
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up root@vaio:~#

...wish I knew what I deleted. Thank you for the help.


Quote:
Originally Posted by repo View Post
It all depends what you deleted.
The easiest way should be to download the latest iso from ubuntu, burn it to CD, and do a clean install.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 06:52 AM   #12
repo
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 8,528

Rep: Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899
It also depends how you deleted the stuff.
Via the package manager?
If you have a connection,
You could try
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade
 
  


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
Ubuntu on Vaio? ty13 Ubuntu 3 09-29-2006 12:27 PM
XP/10.0 together on VAIO? vcroww2 SUSE / openSUSE 14 04-04-2006 04:04 AM
2005LE and a Vaio z9_87 Mandriva 9 07-19-2005 04:49 PM
edirol and vaio.... wiznew2linux Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 05-02-2005 07:09 AM
root files: create as root:root or root:wheel? pcass Linux - Security 1 02-07-2004 05:14 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 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