First of all. You'll see what partition has the problem when you boot. type
fsck /dev/whatever Unless you know otherwise, just accept the defaults. If
you have more than one partition, repeat the process.
As for X not respawning, there are two things to prevent this probme again.
First of all, use Gnome's logout feature, it's nicer as the applications get
told to shut down, rather than have the X server killed and the apps are
left to fend for themelselves (they usually close fine).
If you're stuck on the screen. try killall -TERM prefdm
This should cause your computer to respawn the server.
Quote:> It all started when a GNOME app crashed following the crash of X/Windows.
> I did CTRL-ALT-DEL which left me with a black screen and nothing.
> I didn't know what the heck I was supposed to do.
> I tried all kinds of key commands and nothing worked, I didn't know how to
> get back into the shell.
> I had to turn the computer off manually. I know, very bad, but what was I
> supposed to do?
> Now I'm hella stuck. Here this is what it says...
> <normal startup stuff>
> Checking root filesystem...
> /dev/hda6 contains a filesystem with errors, check forced.
> /dev/hda6: unattached inode 6261
> /dev/hda6: UNEXPECTED INCOSITENCY; RUN fsck
> <drops me into my root shell>
> $ fsck
> Parallelizing fsck version 1.14 (9-Jan-1999)
> $ exit
> <shutdown stuff>
> <lots of failures>
> I'm not on my Macintosh, and I don't know what to do.
> I don't even know where to start!
> Please help me in any way you can.
> Thank you _so_ much,