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If you are opposed to re-booting (and you're not alone you could open a root window, then 'init 3', log in as root, then 'init 5'. that will reset your X-windows without rebooting. I'm sure there is another way to do this...
CTRL-ALT-Backspace will kill the X server. If X is set to start at bootup, it should restart itself. If not, and type "startx" (without quotes). You may need to log back in at the command line first. Any changes to xorg.conf will be effective when X restarts.
Yea, that's what I thought too. I restarted by using ctrl+alt+bkspace and restarted X but that didn't help. What I changed was the resolutions (default was like 640x480 or something). It stayed the same after that
If your referring to the gui interface you may have simply enabled the ability to do more than that resolution in xorg and might have to go into whatever gui your using and change it, IE.. KDE, Gnome........etc..