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I was trying to fix my scroll wheel on my mouse by editing the xorg.conf file and when i hit ctrl alt backspace and tried to restart my x server it says no screens found. I know I must've done something to the xorg.conf file, but how can I fix it back?
You haven't forgot a " or something in the file? If you added a section, did you end it with EndSection?
If you could post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file here, it would be a little easyer to find the error
In unix the filesystem is case-sensitive. Therefor File.txt and file.txt are two different files. You have to enter X11 with a capital X. Try using the TAB-key to autocomplete your filenames. Press TAB two times to show the files matching your current letters. Try pressing this:
pico /e <tab> X <tab> xo <tab>.
If nothing happens, try pressing tab two times. If nothing shows up, it doesn't exist, or you don't have the necessary user rights.
oh i totally forgot about it being case sensitive...i havent messed with linux in a few months lol :P. But i will restart my computer and boot slackware and see what i get. (right now i am on ubuntu.) Will post back with results.
This is a good reason to backup configuration files when making changes. But onto your problem, what did you add to the configuration file just before it stopped working? May want to try removing those and/or setting them back to their default value. For the scroll wheel, you typically have to edit the directives:
under the InputDevice section that relates to your mouse.
Also, looking through /var/log/Xorg.0.log may provide some hints as to where the fault occurs.
If none of that works, you can always try to make a new xorg.conf by running xorgconfig as root.