[SATLUG] Did something stupid ...

Gabriel Doss gabriel.doss at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 20:49:17 CDT 2009

On Jun 6, 2009, at 5:10 PM, skolars <skolars at cis.sac.accd.edu> wrote:

> 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.
>> TIA.
>> 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
>  - :wq
> Steve

You could also uninstall compiz and related packages. I've been able  
to re-establish X by doing that before. Not sure if SuSE uses xorg,  
but if so you could check your Xorg.0.log for more information about  
where compiz is failing.


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