Need help with Single User Mode

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Source, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Source macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2002
    Hi guys,

    So I just installed SwitchRsX which is an app which allows you to create a custom resolution for your display (so instead of 1680x1050, you could do 1680x960).

    The trouble is that now when I've restarted, I get a black screen.

    Can anyone tell me how I can find out which was the most recent modified file in Single User mode?

  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    After booting into Single User mode, you'll need to run a file system check and then mount the file system. The instructions for doing these steps should be right on the screen in front of you. Once the file system is mounted, you should enter

    ls -tl /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/
    (The first character is a lowercase L, as is the character before the first /)

    You should see a list of files, along with their modification dates. The most recently modified should be first. Instead of deleting that file, it's probably better to just move it out of that directory. That way you can recover it if you need to or if you made a mistake. To move it out, enter

    mv name-of-file  /
    (name-of-file should be the exact file name---case matters)

    Then enter

    to exit Single User mode and boot OS X.

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