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I was trying to fix my brightness controls for i3. After adding the file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf as in this guide xbacklight: No outputs have backlight property - No /sys/class/backlight folder I restarted my computer and I can no longer log in. I get to login screen and when I try to login the screen turns black and go back to login screen. I can't seem to get into GRUB either. I tried holding LSHIFT many times but it just goes straight to login screen.

It wont let me log in through the virtual consoles either.

marked as duplicate by karel, PerlDuck, Kulfy, Community Jan 6 at 17:13

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  • You may be able to boot into recovery mode by following the detailed instructions in this answer which gives you alternative ways of accessing recovery mode. – karel Jan 6 at 16:08

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