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Old 02-03-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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XF86Config help


I was messing with my monitor settings in XF86Config and accidentally left 32 bit depth setting enabled and now I cant load into X Windows. How can I edit the file and save it to set it back to 24 bit? edit and none of the other xedit commands I know are working in command line. Please help this is frustrating. Thanks.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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Also, I was messing with the view command and can view it and it says I'm trying to write to a read only file when I try and change things. How can I edit/save it? Hate not knowing what/how to do things.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:06 PM   #3
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vi or vim should work. Not sure what else is in slack. Can try nano or pico too.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:07 PM   #4
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Also, I was messing with the view command and can view it and it says I'm trying to write to a read only file when I try and change things. How can I edit/save it? Hate not knowing what/how to do things.
Make sure you're root in order to edit system files.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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Alright, I can change stuff with view when i do "vim -r XF86Config" but I don't know how to save it so I can get into X.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:24 PM   #6
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nm, I got it with Pico. thanks
 
  


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