Re: Getting out of X
did you install the correct X server? That could
be causing the problem as well.. what kind of
video card do you have?
--- Jeff Binder <email@example.com> wrote:
> I tried switching ttys, but nothing happens (or
> if it does, I can't tell because the screen is
> Nothing seems to work. Unless there's some way
> to interrupt X while it's starting up, I'll
> have to
> re-install the whole system (Which takes about
> an hour).
> > Subject: Re: Getting out of X
> > Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:02:06 -0600
> > From: Dave Sherohman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com
> > On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 11:02:40AM -0500,
> Jeff Binder wrote:
> > > I have been trying to get X working on my
> SuperMac c500 (an old world
> > > PowerMac), and I was having trouble getting
> the ADB mouse working. The
> > > problem is, the settings I have now cause X
> to crash at startup, leaving
> > > just a white screen. Worse, X automatically
> launches when I start the
> > > computer up. How do I stop X from starting
> up so I can get to the
> > > command line?
> > Assuming that you installed xdm (there are a
> few other packages, such as wdm,
> > which start X automatically for you, and the
> same instructions apply for
> > them), the most easily reversible method is
> `chmod -x /etc/init.d/xdm`
> > (`chmod +x...` to undo it).
> > Have you tried switching ttys while you've
> got the white screen? Unless
> > things are really hosed badly, Ctrl-Alt-F1
> through Ctrl-Alt-F6 should get you
> > to your text consoles. Once you're there,
> `/etc/init.d/xdm stop` will shut
> > down xdm (since xdm is running, I'm assuming
> you haven't disabled the script
> > as described in the previous paragraph) and
> allow you to manually mess with
> > your X configuration to get it working
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