I acidenatly the whole linux :(

category: general [glöplog]
x keeps crashing and restarting and I can't do anything. Should I install XP? Is there some keyboard shortcuts I should try? I've tried a few combinations.
added on the 2009-03-11 01:30:36 by xernobyl xernobyl
ctrl-alt-f1 or alt-f1 (also f2 f3 ...) or something like that should get you a textmode (tty) terminal. and from then, i wish you good luck :)
added on the 2009-03-11 01:46:57 by blala blala
what blala said, then run x-config or some variant of "x" and "config" (there's a good chance there will be a few, i've no idea what the difference is). If you're lucky, that'll fix it. If not, install xp ;)
added on the 2009-03-11 01:53:11 by psonice psonice
I know what to do once I get a terminal. But those F1...F6 don't seem to work on this lame distro.
added on the 2009-03-11 01:54:59 by xernobyl xernobyl
boot into single-user mode and fix things.
added on the 2009-03-11 01:59:30 by nosfe nosfe
And by fix things, he means "rm -rf /"
added on the 2009-03-11 02:00:08 by kusma kusma
LiveCD motherfucker, do you SPEAK it?
added on the 2009-03-11 02:01:18 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
I tried every key combinations that made sense. I think LiraNuna won.
added on the 2009-03-11 02:03:14 by xernobyl xernobyl
Some more combinations to try: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key
added on the 2009-03-11 02:13:39 by wITTus wITTus
XP. Or Vista. Or Win 7.
added on the 2009-03-11 02:15:29 by dr_evil dr_evil
Damn, I'm tired. Just don't click the link.. :p
added on the 2009-03-11 02:17:24 by wITTus wITTus
was it ctrl alt backspace to kill x11?
Also you could try lowering your graphic mode by some command (ctrl alt - or something) ..

But yes I would recommend Windows XP Pro.
added on the 2009-03-11 02:58:02 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
ctrl alt backspace restarts X11, it doesn't kill it. The sysrq shortcuts also didn't work. It seems I really have to boot some live distro to fix it.
added on the 2009-03-11 03:32:11 by xernobyl xernobyl
It kills X, but it seems he has gdm or something installed that respawns the server. Stopping the server from console would do the trick, but with X constantly restarting it might prove difficult. I'd go with single-user mode (add "single" to boot params in GRUB/LILO).
added on the 2009-03-11 04:58:09 by Marq Marq
install XP
added on the 2009-03-11 05:59:21 by decipher decipher
What Marq said
added on the 2009-03-11 06:39:41 by pera pera
boot from livecd.
mount harddisc.
edit x11 config file.
eject livecd.
added on the 2009-03-11 08:30:56 by neoneye neoneye
curse loudly.
added on the 2009-03-11 08:40:33 by psonice psonice
forget xp or any other commercial oses. linux is free and rules ;)
as the above example shows yes :)
added on the 2009-03-11 09:51:56 by Gargaj Gargaj
You get what you pay for.
added on the 2009-03-11 10:04:28 by xernobyl xernobyl
I don't need to compare / decide between Windows & Linux anymore. I just bought a new PC. I installed XP 32 bit and Vista 64 bit on it. I'll install Windows 7 as well soon. Old PC is reserved for Linux only. No more A beats B discussions. Use both of them. Love both of them. Get pissed off by both of them. :)
added on the 2009-03-11 10:15:55 by Skate Skate
xp = eXplore Pain.
vista = Very Intuitive System To Aliens.
win7 = Wrong Is Natural, v7.
added on the 2009-03-11 10:20:13 by neoneye neoneye
lets see, ctrl + alt + f8 will take you to the shell.
Use alt + f1, f2, f3, f4 to switch between terminals.
Login and edit your /etc/x11/xorg.conf or run lets see, "xorg-configure"

You can also try to run the nvidia or ati installers, they give you the option to create a new xorg.conf file.
And these installers dont need X to run(which makes sense)
added on the 2009-03-11 12:41:17 by Deus Deus
Get pissed off by both of them. :)

now that's something i can definitely agree with.
added on the 2009-03-11 12:46:26 by blala blala