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Old 11-18-2004, 12:48 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
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Distribution: Gentoo, Redhat 9, SuSE 9.0, 9.2, Win XP
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My entire GUI crashed - rebooting does not help...

I am running rh9 and after attemtpting to view some pics with gimp, my entire GUI crashed hanging up my machine. I had to ssh it from another box to reboot it. However, when I login again my entire GUI is messed up. I get (what I assume to be) error messages but it is hard to tell cause no text is displayed and it does not launch the default rh9 GUI but attempts to launch gnome but does not get it even remotely right.

I have attempted to login in using either the "default" or the "last" session, but to no avail. I am sure there will some config files in /home/user somewhere that needs to be deleted, but am not sure which ones. My alternative is to ditch the user and re-create it - I do not really feal like doing this at the moment though.

Any ideas?

Old 11-18-2004, 06:20 AM   #2
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Start in runlevel 3 (I think), at the boot: prompt type "init 3", or linux 1

runlevel 3 should be terminal only from there you can remove or edit config files for X, "linux 1 " at the boot: prompt starts linux in single user mode and will also allow you to edit or remov files.

Last edited by DertyolBA$HTARD; 11-18-2004 at 06:46 AM.


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