[LUNI] [HELP] X Problem Since Update
r_a_smith3530 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 8 10:56:03 CDT 2007
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Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com> wrote: On Wednesday 08 August 2007 20:12, Robert Smith wrote:
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>> Please tell me that I haven't lost my KDE desktop forever, and if
>> anyone has an idea on how to fix this, I would sure appreciate the
> No, your kde configs files are in $HOME. KMail msgs are in $HOME/Mail.
> Hopefully, your /home is mounted on a separate disk partition.
/home is mounted on a separate partition. When I wrote this, I wasn't thinking that KDE and X are two different things. I don't get a graphic login screen now. Like I said, I'm somewhat new to this. My guess is that I correct the problem with my video driver in X, KDE will come back to life. Does that sound about right?
>> When I try to start X, I get an error message that displays on the
>> screen, Fatal server error:
>> no screens found
>> XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
>> after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> The way I see it you have two options:
> a) Look around in /etc/X11 and see if the previous version of xorg.conf
> has been backed up. If so, you can rename it back to xorg.conf and see
> if it helps.
I ran an "ls' on the /etc/X11 directory, and I am showing two entries on my screen that look promising. One is "xorg.conf.old" and the other is "xorg.conf.original-x11-driver-finalize". There is also another entry listed as "xorg.conf.backup-x11-driver-finalize" but my guess is that this is a backup of the current X driver, in case it gets munged up for some reason. Now, can I just rename "xorg.conf" to "xorg.conf.old2" and then rename "xorg.conf.old" to "xorg.conf"?
> b) As root back up /home into a file (tar czf home.tar.gz /home) and
> save it some place. Reinstall your distro and restore /home from your
> back up file. If your /home is on a different disk partition, this may
> not be necessary - just keep in mind not to format this partition
> during the reinstall :)
I'm hoping that it doesn't get this far! ;-)
> -- Arun Khan
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