[SATLUG] Did something stupid ...
skolars at cis.sac.accd.edu
Sat Jun 6 17:10:41 CDT 2009
Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> Ok, I just had to reload the OS (SuSE 11.1) after doing some hardware
> troubleshooting, and was going through different settings to try & get
> things back to the way they used to be before my hardware problems
> showed up.
> So I was looking in "Desktop Effects" (which appears to be their
> description for Compiz) and turned it on when I shouldn't have (it
> even warned me, but I said "Yes" anyway - DUMMY!). Now, whenever I
> login under my regular user account (even failsafe mode), all I get is
> a completely white screen with nothing else visible. How do disable
> this and get my desktop back?
> It doesn't affect Root (I checked), so I know it's a user-related
> setting, but I don't know where to look or what to change. I also
> know I could just delete my user account and re-create it, but I
> figure that's the coward's way out.
> Al Lesmerises
This is an example of why you should always come up in run level 3.
Log in as root:
- vi /etc/inittab
- replace the 5 with a 3 on the runlevel line
Which desktop are you using (probably KDE or Gnome)? This will tell us
which file you need to edit. I would have to look it up. Does anyone
know off the top of their head? If no one has answered by Monday I will
look it up at work. All I have at home this weekend is my Mac.
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