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How to re-install GUI

Posted on 2002-07-12
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I made some changes to my Linux 7.1 box, and after I restart it, I could not get the Graphics log on screen, the screen was on black and I could not do anything from the server, while I can telnet to the server and also webmin to the server. I believe all the functions are running well, except the Graphics User Interface. So my question is how to get into the system and re-install Gnome/KDE moduls, or just re-install the graphics card driver?
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I believe you made changes to the X configuration file either manually or through xf86config so that X could not boot with your new resolution. What you need to do is this :

  When you get the graphical screen of lilo with the Operating systems in which you can boot listed, press the Esc (escape) Key

  This will give you a prompt. At this prompt, type


 linux init 3
 
   and press enter.

  Now linux will boot into console mode without the screen going blank. Login as root and type

  xf86config to run the program and decide the setting for your XWindows again.

   ( Assuming that you are running Redhat 7.1 , its Redhat 7.1 not Linux 7.1 :) )

  Incase you are running Mandrake, run XFdrake --expert
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