help.. my fedora hung up and I cant login

Triadi Krisnawan retride_01 at
Sat Mar 5 15:57:04 UTC 2011

Hi Gents,
Thanks all for the input. 
I managed to get it up and running now.
What I did was that I interrupt the boot process by pressing "delete" button. Then I press "a" to modify the selected kernel. Then I added "s" or "1" to enter the single user mode. From there I can restored back the xorg.conf file as root.

> Subject: Re: help.. my fedora hung up and I cant login
> From: akonstam at
> To: users at
> Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 08:30:53 -0600
> On Sat, 2011-03-05 at 01:52 -0800, Joe Zeff wrote:
> > On 03/04/2011 09:08 PM, Abu Attar Musharih wrote:
> > > Yes, this was exactly I mean. Press CTRL+AlT+F2
> > > This will bring you to the single user mode then you log in.
> > 
> > No, single user mode only has root as a user and doesn't have the full 
> > OS running or any networking. When you go to a different console that 
> > way, you're at a CLI (Command Line Interface) with the machine up and 
> > running, including networking.
> > 
> > My suggestion is to log in there as root and use nano (a simple text 
> > editor) to edit xorg.config. I suspect the error is using 1280x1024_60 
> > as your mode instead of 1280x1024 because I've never seen it done that 
> > way. Just put a pound sign (#) in front of each line you added, making 
> > them comments, then save, exit and reboot. If nothing else, that will 
> > get you back where you started.
> CTRL+AlT+F2 will not work well if you are not completelty logged in. As
> the system boots when you get to the display that has the list of
> kernels, edit the line putting 3 at the end of the line and then boot.
> That will take you into init level 3. The you can fix the machine.
> In /etc/grub.conf which you can access as root be sure #hidemenu is
> commented out by the W# character and timeout=5 for example.
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