display crash

David McGlone d.mcglone at att.net
Sat Nov 24 02:46:57 UTC 2007

On Friday 23 November 2007 2:03:14 pm Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
> On Friday 23 November 2007 12:32, Michael Bach (gmx) wrote:
> > Donn wrote:
> > >> am able to log on legibly in fail safe mode in konsole.  Can anyone
> > >> give me instructions on how to either fix my monitor display or copy
> > >> the files that I need onto a USB memory stick?  Many Thanks.
> (snip)
> First try to fix up your display as Donn and Michael suggested.
> *If that fails:*
> The command to copy files and folders is "cp"
> Try man cp to look up the syntax.
> Press space bar for next page.
> Type "q" to quit the man program and return to the shell.
> Tip: you have to solve the other problems first.

Or usually if the xorg.conf file is changed, it will save the previous 
settings as xorg.conf.1 xorg.conf.2 etc, etc. Just boot to a console and go 
to /etc/X11 and rename xorg.conf to xorg.conf.bak and then rename xorg.conf.1 
or the most recent one to xorg.conf and reboot.

David M.
You will get what you deserve.

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