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Old 11-10-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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restore xorg.conf

I agree I did a dumb mistake....

I'm using the latest release of FC.

With the intention of installing nvidia driver on my laptop I edited the xorg.conf (created a back up) as per the instructions on the nvidia site. Instead of shutting down the X by switching to a text console, I rebooted the machine by mistake. Now the kernel hangs after "Configuring Kernel Parameters". Is there a way to restore the xorg.conf file? Using the rescue cd or installation cd without reinstalling.
Old 11-10-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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with rescue cd it's really easy.

just boot, and your root directory ( / ) will be mounted under /mnt/sysimage
do what ever you want and then type exit
Old 11-10-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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that was I'm replying from my linux account! Thanks!


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