Please Help Me Correct Dumb Rookie Mistake

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Please Help Me Correct Dumb Rookie Mistake

Postby wbee on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:59 am

Hello,

In the hardware section,there is a sticky post about how to get Linux Mint to use a pci (or pci express) TV tuner.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,I suppose,because I tried following the directions there,using the supplied keyboard shortcuts,without having learned Emacs first.

I ended up with a "fatal" circumstance. When I rebooted,the reboot stopped to do a "routine" scan of my files before asking for my name and password.

What I had destroyed was "saa7134" which is the pci card's chipset,though it still works on Windows XP.

When I checked the list,the data were gone. So here is my question:

Can I repair the damage I did with:

update-modules (enter)

and then

modprobe saa7134 (enter)

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Thank you.
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Re: Please Help Me Correct Dumb Rookie Mistake

Postby kansasnoob on Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:30 pm

My best guess is things got "hosed" in xorg.

So, if you can still boot Mint and go to terminal then run this command:

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg


If you're not able to still boot the Mint Desktop and access Terminal then upon restart (sounds like a dual boot so you always see the grub menu) select "Recovery Mode", and when that's done running you'll be presented with a few options. Choose the one that says something like, "X-fix .... try to fix X-server".
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Re: Please Help Me Correct Dumb Rookie Mistake

Postby wbee on Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:38 pm

kansasnoob,

Thank you for the response. I had no problem booting,but I ran the code you suggested anyway. The next time I rebooted,it ran everything in order and it seems fine.

But the file I "fatal" ed is still gone.

So I'll keep trying.

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Thanks again.
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