View Full Version : [ubuntu] Just lost all configs on reboot

Another Monkey
September 28th, 2008, 11:01 PM
OK. What the heck? Another reboot at it is fine. Any ideas?
Could the pesky "smart tags" have had any effect? I just did a cut and paste. Actually, that makes sense. If x-windows fails to load (because some moron when a put garbage in the config file....) would I get the behaviour below? If so, I think I just learned something...
I was trying to follow this guide: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/disable-synaptics-touchpad-while-typing-in-ubuntu.html

After the first ctrl-alt-backspace, I lost all my gui configs. My ATI Radeon card is no longer recognised, I can't set resolution back to 1400x1000, I can't add/remove services, my keyboard is all to pot (German layout, makes logging in verz hard). Basically, I am stuffed.

I restored the xorg.config from the back-up, rebooted and no change. Although I did have to login twice (once at a text prompt).

I'm pretty new at this, how do I get things back?
I'm not even sure where to go and check in the GUI for settings and things.
How can ctrl-alt-backspace have lost everything? It was all working fine; keyboard, monitor, card, even compiz-fusion.

Please help.