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Old 05-08-03, 08:40 PM   #18
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Default Re: re

Originally posted by tsubasa
I try Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, nothing ...
I try Ctrl+Alt+F2, nothing. Another Ctrl+alt+F3 , nothing too. And I finally try ctrl+alt+suppr, nothing too.
My pc is totally blocked at blank screen.
I am oblige to reboot, and I do.
My computer boot at init 3 and I copy the /var/log/XFree86.0.log to my home partition.
Just a sick thought real quick...

Do you have another computer handy? If so, I would probably consider getting the telnet daemon up so you can try to log in and poke around before re-booting. If you're lucky, you might even be able to kill X (if it's still running) and regain some control.

Originally posted by bwkaz
You can revert to a graphical login later, by changing the 3 back to a 5, but I'd be wary of that. If something else ever gets misconfigured with X, you'll have to do the same thing. Personally, I find it's not hard to startx on every login, but of course, you may not agree with me. Whatever.
I'm in complete agreement here, but I'd like to note (for tsubasa's benefit) that you one can always add a line to .bashrc to run startx--so long as there is a back-up account you can fall back to when X isn't available.
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