Re: First time using Linux, help
All right, so if I were you, I would reboot into fail safe mode, then run the install file as root ( "su") in "init 3" mode then reboot again in normal mode and edit your XF86Config file (/etc/X11/) Then once again reboot. Unless, if you prefer, just edit the config file first, then do the reboot in fail safe, etc... I think that will work as well.
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