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Old 09-22-2003, 07:21 AM   #1
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Last goodknown?

I have changed vga card driver settings and after reboot giving me error "I cannot start X" etc. Is there any option that I can start with the last goodknow option or any other workaround?
Old 09-22-2003, 07:23 AM   #2
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you can re-run the X-Configurator and set everything back to normal, or just edit the XF86Config file to put back the settings that originally can just reverse what you changed.
Old 09-22-2003, 07:45 AM   #3
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This is a problem with newbies. You have to take a backup copy before you even think about screwing with the configuration files. This would have saven you a lot of time. Now you have to play around with the file /etc/XF86config and try to bring back your GUI.

But since this is probably RedHat, it will be easier than some other distros I know of.
Old 09-22-2003, 11:03 AM   #4
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You are right UltimaGuy,
I must consider the OS backup but unfortunately I don't know exactly what to backup of my RH9 box. I mean folders & files.
Old 09-22-2003, 11:08 AM   #5
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For X, you backup the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (or /etc/X11/XF86Config if there isn't one) before you change any video settings. Just make another copy with a different name in the same folder.


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