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To edit XF86Config, you would just use your favorite text editor. You would want to first exit from X, modify XF86Config, then startx again to test your changes. As already noted, backup the file first.
Could it be that you are confusing this with: /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config which does take you through a series of configuration questions? -- J.W.
ok I couldent open it with pico so I tried Vi but when I opened it it only had blue ~ <- those things and it said at the bottom /etc/x11/Xf86config[New File] what does it mean "[New File]"? and y did it only have those blue things?
Originally posted by SnowSurfAir where can I get pico?
Pico is installed with pine
And in redhat you've also got Xconfigurator
When you used:
mv /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.backup (or whatever backup extension you want)
You actually moved the file. I prefer to use cp for that since I'm only editing the file:
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.backup
And then you'll have the file still there. So now you just need to copy it back:
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config.backup /etc/X11/XF86Config
Assuming again that you used .backup as your "move to" file extension.
As far as I know Xconfigurator isn't supported in RH from 8 onwards I guess that's beside the point anyway they want to edit the file manually
whether it's slack or hat only thing they appear to be doing wrong is forgetting about case sensitivity to get to the right file
i think you should do like that :
#cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /mnt
Then you edit XF86Config
if you backup file i think it will not recognize your file XF86Config.bk
so you have to save it .
if no you can not startx after.
if get some error i think you get error at FBDEV.