While I was using my PC, I had a Vulpix Wallpaper and I was trying to get the GTK window border colors working in LXDE using
Compiz, so I opened Compiz Config Settings Manager and unchecked Wobbly Windows to make sure
Compiz Config was configuring settings properly. When I unchecked it, he window manager seemed to have froze, so I hit power to turn the PC off and then back on. Now, my PC boots to nothing but a blank screen. My PC also flashes some white text at startup before the Lubuntu logo which I'll post a picture right here. (I installed the
lubuntu-desktop package on a regular Ubuntu install with no problems.) A video of the problem can be found here.
Note, with a bit of experimenting, I noticed that I could hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to try and exit a black screen like some other guy who I'd love to give credit to but couldn't find his post, but that brought me into the shell! I logged in to the shell and typed
startx and I noticed the screen went black, which I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 and the PC was spewing two lines of text in repetition. I forget what it said, but it was something like:
(Something about an invalid preference?) ..
I reboot, and I noticed I got the same problem I had in the past! I'd better see if I can do what I did in the past to fix it, I'll post an answer if it works. :)