Beryl in Autostart lets everything freeze

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Beryl in Autostart lets everything freeze

Postby splinter » Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:47 am

Hey folks,

I'm quite a noob concerning Linux and now I have a serious problem I can't solve myself. I added Beryl (which was working fine that time) to the autostarting programs for my session. Afterwards I checked the various options to try to enhance beryl's performance. When I tried "force XGL" or sth. like that everything freezed.
My Problem - as you can imagine - is this now: the System freezes everytime it enters X. All I see is my mouse cursor (which I can still move, though) and my wallpaper, no panels, no windows.

Any suggestions how to repair this?!

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Postby Husse » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:04 pm

Welcome to Mint splinter
You could try editing your xorg.conf, but I think that may be a bit difficult in this case.
Start in recovery mode - you select that at boot time.
Be very careful as you are root in recovery mode - don't do anything other than I tell you.
Reconfigure your X-server. Normally the command is

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
but you are already root so don't use the sudo.
I am not sure where you end up doing that - if you end up in a text only terminal - type "exit" - if you find yourself at the desktop - reboot as you then probably are root.
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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