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I used xorgconfig instead of -wizard, now Xorg won't work.
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hoogli

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 16:41    Post subject:  I used xorgconfig instead of -wizard, now Xorg won't work.  

After accidentally typing xorgconfig instead of xorgwizard, some settings messed up, so now I need to use xversa. I tried deleting xorg.conf, but the same problem occured. I'm using an old dell desktop (pentium III) with a CRT. Could anyone help me use xorg again? Thanks.
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gary101


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Location: Boston, Lincs. UK

PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 17:38    Post subject:  

Hi

I think you could drop back to the command line (ctrl + alt + backspace) and use the xorgwizard to set up xorg again. Then use xwin command to get back into the desktop.

If you have screwed up your keyboard and mouse settings you should be able to reset them in the setup wizards.

hope this helps.

Gary
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hoogli

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 22:24    Post subject:  

I tried xorgwizard a few times already; it didn't help.
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Bruce B

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 01:56    Post subject:  

Maybe - try something different

menu -> setup -> X server chooser Wizard
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hoogli

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 17:26    Post subject:  

already tried that too Sad
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MU


Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 13647
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr 2007, 17:54    Post subject:  

Here is a "ugly" fallback method if everything else fails:
First, you must get a working configuration.
Run Puppy from CD.
When you get the very first start-screen, enter:
puppy pfix=ram

This loads Puppy without using your savefile.
Now it should set up your graficscard.
Now mount your harddrive with the Media Utility (mut), and save /etc/X11/xorg.conf somewhere there.
Now boot Puppy normally (what uses your savefile on the harddisk), and copy the saved xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Then switch to xorg like this, exit X (hit CTRL-ALT-Backspace) and type:
cd /usr/X11R7/bin
rm -f X
ln -s Xorg X
xwin


If that still fails, you can activate Xvesa again like this:
cd /usr/X11R7/bin
rm -f X
ln -s Xvesa X
xwin


This simply creates a symbolic link "X" pointing to Xvesa or Xorg, so Puppy will use the one the link points to.

Mark
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hoogli

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2007, 13:43    Post subject:  

after following MU's instructions, then running X, i get a monochrome screen, probably 640x480.

now what? (sorry for my computer being so messed up -_-)

EDIT: after the monochrome screen, when I press ctrl+alt+backspace, there's a message saying
Quote:
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Fonts/75dpi/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Fonts/100dpi/, removing from list!
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