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Old 08-29-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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Using rescue mode to resolve problems


I'm new to Linux, so bear with me. I'm still learning....

I'm using Fedora Core 2..

I have mistakenly changed the video resolution of my screen that the laptop does not even display anything when X loads up. So, I go to the rescue mode and end up in the shell. I don't know in what directory is this information saved so I can change it. I want to go from 1280x1024 resolution back to 1024x768. I'm reckoning it's under the /../etc directory (given the .. is my mounted system directory).

Am I approaching this right?
Help me.
Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:49 AM   #2
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Look at /etc/X11/
and the file you are looking for is xorgconfig or something like this.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:55 AM   #3
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Sorry I wasn't clear, but how do you edit the file? What's the command to go into the text editor? (I don't know the name of the text editor).
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:59 AM   #4
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emacs filename

edit it

save it: CTRL-x CTRL-s
close it: CTRL-x CTRL-c
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:05 AM   #5
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Exactly. I recalled emacs, and luckily it was what I needed. Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:07 AM   #6
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It did it. Worked like a charm.

The file was under /etc/X11, called xorg.conf.


Thanks a lot.
 
  


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