I've managed to scramble my graphics setup, and lock myself out of recovery mode: can anybody please help? A few details:
My installation is Daryna Light version, but with most of the non free codecs etc added. The machine is an Acer Travelmate 230XC laptop with mobile Celeron processor; graphics chipset type 845G. I've been running without any trouble in VESA graphics mode, but this isn't sufficient for decent DVD replay, so I tried switching to the Intel driver by way of the utility in the Control Centre menu: I haven't touched xorg.conf (didn't dare). Result: in the case of a normal boot, everything as normal up to the login screen, which is garbled and sort of repeats four times across the display: it's not locking me out, I don't think, as the cursor(s)! are still blinking, but the output is not legible enough to use. Attempting to boot in recovery mode just brings me eventually to a root command line prompt, which I think is probably a hopeful sign, although I have no idea what to enter, and when you're in a hole ... Any help would be greatly appreciated; I'm now stuck with using M$XP to send this, and it's grating badly. I'd be happy just to go back to VESA frankly.