I was trying to install some ATI drivers on a Debian Wheezy install and messed up my X server. The commands I ran were:
wget --referer=http://www2.ati.com http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-12-8-x86.x86_64.zip unzip amd-driver-installer-12-8-x86.x86_64.zip sudo sh amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run --force sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf && aticonfig --adapter=all --initial
After this occurred, I was not able to get to a graphical interface on tty7. I can still get to a terminal on tty1.
The issue seems to be that I deleted the xorg.conf, so I have since ran
Xorg -reconfigure and this has generated a new file in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf but now, whenever I get to tty7, all I get is a blinking cursor that doesn't do anything. Any tips or tricks on how to proceed?