cant log in at all
donny008 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 13:56:14 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Donny George <donny008 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > hello
> > i am working on an ubuntu 8.04 with gnome desktop and as part of running
> > software called COMSOL i had to install the XFree86. the command i used
> > sh Xinstall.sh
> > and i had many tar.gz files installed once i put in the command mentioned
> > earlier, like Xman.tar.gz, Xdoc.tar.gz, Xlib.tar.gz etc
> > and once i restarted i dont even get the log in screen. but i do get the
> > text mode.
> eeek. In case you didn't realize, your whole graphical system is
> called Xorg. Xorg is the replacement for XFree86. It sounds like
> you tried to manually install an old XFree86 over your existing Xorg.
> I think you've made a real hash of things here. IMHO, your easiest
> solution maybe to back up your home folder and any other config files
> you know you need and reinstall.... I don't know anything about
> COMSOL, but most things that say you need XFree86 will work fine with
> Xorg. If it doesn't, then you'll need quite good hacking skills to
> run XFree86 instead of Xorg.
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oh is there no other way other than a reinstall :(
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