X Window Problem

OK, this is worth 100 points... fix it really well and i will give you 200 (and an A, so 800 expert points...)

I was messing with glide drivers and i don't know WHAT i did... but when i booted up again.. it would not go into my GUI login (i want to know how to disable that from consol mode) and it would just flick the login screen (console mode login, not the grapical) and give no errors.. just display
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login:

and keep refreshing (seemingly) the screen. the only way i could log in at all was if i turned it off and when it checked my file system enter my root password. when i did this , ran fsck and fixed that up. .but i did not seem to have all my root permissions... i tryed (RH 6.1) to run "setup" and change the X Windows configuration, it said it could not access the file and i did not have permission...

my friend told me that when you go in like i did, it puts you in read only mode, how can i get out of that if that is the problem?

David

sorry for the bad format of asking, i am tired and fustrated by trying to fix this all day... :)
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jyu_88Commented:
try to switch to tty2 or tty3 with ctrl-atl-F2. Supposedly the refreshing (this is actually retrys to start X server and kept failing since nothing has been changed since last failsure)

at LILO prompt, type in 'linux single' to get you into single user mode. If you have flag name other than 'linux' use it instead.

If you have network access, telnet into the box and su as root.

You need to use remount option in mount command to change ro mode to rw mode for a mounted partition/fileSystem.

Good luck.

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djtanseyAuthor Commented:
hey man, you totally helped me out.. thanks a lot...

oh yeah.. and one last thing... how do you change the background color for things like file manager in GNOME?

if you would just gimme that i would appreciate it...

David
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jyu_88Commented:
enlightenment WM is running on top of GNOME. So, change background stuff are really up to the enlightenment.

hold down your mouse middle button (or hold both left & right buttons on a 2-button mouse). From the pop-up menu, choose 'enlightenment config/setup'. configure background to your like from there.

If you like to configure background for particular apps, you'd use .xdefaults .xresources at your home dir to do it.

BTW, which option worked for you for your X disaster?
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jyu_88Commented:
enlightenment WM is running on top of GNOME. So, change background stuff are really up to the enlightenment.

hold down your mouse middle button (or hold both left & right buttons on a 2-button mouse). From the pop-up menu, choose 'enlightenment config/setup'. configure background to your like from there.

If you like to configure background for particular apps, you'd use .xdefaults .xresources at your home dir to do it.

BTW, which option worked for you for your X disaster?
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djtanseyAuthor Commented:
both actually.. i went in under linux single.. and that allowed me to edit my files.. and then ctrl alt F2... and such let me work while X was crashing... :)

David
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