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#1 2014-10-16 20:33:20

rmcellig
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I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

I am so happy! I just messed up my new install of Crunchbang on my Dell3000. Let me explain. I was trying to increase the font size and width of Conky. I set the values very high for the X and Y settings. Then my screen started flickering . I'm in the middle of recording with Audacity and all this stuff is going on. My first reaction? "Hey, this is a great learning experience. Let's see how I do". First thing I did was Ctl Alt F1 to drop into another Desktop or whatever you call it. Now I am in the terminal and I have to get out of this mess.

First thing I did was nano into my autostart file and take Conky out of the equation when rebooting by placing a hash before the conky entry. Second thing I did, I deleted my conkyrc file and than rebooted. Everything is fine and everything was done from the command line!! Not sure if what I did was the correct approach but hey it worked. I was even able to recorver the LP I recorded with Audacity. I am, as they say, one happy camper because I had an opportunity to learn something and make the best of many would call a bad situation.

Sorry for the long description but I just could not contain my excitement and had to post something in this forum. smile

Last edited by rmcellig (2014-10-16 21:13:48)


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#2 2014-10-16 21:11:24

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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

big_smile

Maybe you should add "and I solved it!" to the title? wink


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#3 2014-10-16 21:13:12

rmcellig
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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

Yes. I will for sure! Thanks for the suggestion!


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#4 2014-10-16 21:23:48

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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

Hey Randy - just start a thread called "Randy's Bork-ups and Great Escapes", like a kind of blog or diary. Then you can just add to it, and I can subscribe and enjoy your contributions! big_smile


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#5 2014-10-16 21:30:59

rmcellig
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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

What a wonderful suggestion. Maybe I could help someone else out this way who is new to Crunchbang and Linux. I still consider myself a newbie. Don't we all to some degree? That's what makes Linux so special I think.


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#6 2014-10-17 05:23:30

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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

@Randy:  Probably the first thing I would have done, once at the TTY, was `sudo killall conky` to, well, kill all instances of Conky. wink  What's important is you kept a level head and got yourself out of the mess, and saw it as a learning experience.  Well done!

...and yes, we're all newbies here.  Except ChilliCampari - she's totally old school.  I'd bet she knows *nix-like operating systems better than corenominal.

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#7 2014-10-17 09:09:04

rmcellig
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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

Thanks pvsage!!

Nice to hear I am on the right track. I just found it amazing that I actually did it and like you said, maintained my composure. A few months ago I would have done a cold reboot and hope for the best. Even if I had really screwed up everything, worst case I could have always rebooted with my trusty puppy linux CD that has always got me out of tight spots. That's what I love about Linux. There are viable options that can be explored if need be.


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#8 2014-10-17 18:54:20

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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

damo wrote:

Hey Randy - just start a thread called "Randy's Bork-ups and Great Escapes", like a kind of blog or diary. Then you can just add to it, and I can subscribe and enjoy your contributions! big_smile

I just subscribed for this reason  big_smile

Randy ... WELL DONE!!!!  Keeping a cool head and learning something  +10


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#9 2014-10-17 19:02:42

rmcellig
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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

Thanks for the encouragement


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#10 2014-10-17 20:25:17

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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

Can anybody use this thread?
I mess up my installs quite a lot...
]:D
It could be a (self-)support thread.
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#11 2014-10-17 20:51:11

damo
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Re: I messed up my Crunchbang install and solved it!

I'm in the process of messing up my laptop, by trying to get rid of a persistent default image viewer. Various dotfiles are now winging their way from the cloud so I can reinstate mime files, and see what my default thunar config was!

GO RANDY! I'm right behind you big_smile


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