Re: ACK! Help me restore my console!
No... This is not the problem. As I said, X crashed. This makes the X
server quit without restoring the display, so you just get your X
desktop sitting there. You can restart X remotely, but when you exit,
it restores the previous mode, eg a graphical mode instead of a text
console. When I close my current (working) X session, I get static, my
monitor displays a "NO SIGNAL OR RANGE OUT SIGNAL" message and goes
into sleep mode.
Yes, I know what FUBAR means. However, I use the term FUBAR as an
I did say that the console got FUBARd by killing the X server with -9,
perhaps my assumption that people on this list had prior experience
with this happening was unreasonable. Try it sometime, it's interesting.
On Tue, Sep 15, 1998 at 09:58:23PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> rtfm, stfw, it's in the howtos
> describing as just `fubar' doesn't really help people help you
> btw do you know what fubar means, the d at the end is wrong
> Ian Eure wrote on Tue, Sep 15, 1998 at 06:37:18PM -0700..
> > Don't think a "reset" will do it, as that just manipulates the terminal
> > behaviours... I'll give it a shot anyways in a minute though.
> > As for the ``shutdown -r now'', I know that I can reboot the system and
> > be fine, I just want to fix this without doing that, as I stated in the
> > last sentence of my previous message.
> > I have X running on the console (login to another box, ssh over to the
> > borken one, screen, startx, detatch) - I just can't get the text vtys
> > back to normal. Tried running a SVGALib program. No dice. The only
> > thing that works is X.
> > On Tue, Sep 15, 1998 at 02:38:38PM -0400, TheKman wrote:
> > > Did you try typing reset. Or just typing shutdown -r now. Even if you
> > > can't see it a lot of the times the computers sees what you are typing.
> > >
> > > Ian Eure wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Ok. Interesting thing happened. Accidentally killed my X server remotely with
> > > > -9. Oops. I come back down to the console and it's all FUBARd. OK. So I try
> > > > a couple things ssh'ing from another box, like SVGATextMode & such. No dice.
> > > > I can get X running, but my text console is dead. Anyone have any suggestions
> > > > on how to get it back without a reboot?
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