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Re: [SLE] kicked out of graphical boot mode
  • From: Jeffrey Laramie <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 09:15:53 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502040915.53957.suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 04 February 2005 09:01, devosc wrote:
> it wouldn't even let me ls -lt .X11-unix... permission denied...
> I tried to login in to rescue, it asked for login and I just typed
> root and it just showed me the cmd prompt, e.g. no password request...
> hard-drive may well be pushed to limit... but shouldn't be... 40
> gig... how can I clean it up there are dirs that I can lose.... will
> rm -rf remove them permenantly ?
> how can I do the fsck thing. I noticed in the resuce boot up it was
> skipped..
> my cmd line knowledge is next to nothing...
> G.

I'm not a command line expert either, but try this:

chmod 1777 /tmp/.X11-unix

This will set the permissions to the default values for this directory (at
least as they are on my machine). If the directory is intact this will allow
you to see it's contents using ls.

As far as fsck try fsck /dev/hda1 where hda1 is the partition containing the
file system. There are repair options if it comes up foobarred. man fsck will
give you a list of the options.


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