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Old 10-31-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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can I copy and replace my Xorg file if I screw it up?

So I want to play around with my xorg file, see what I can do to configure my mouse buttons. I figure there is a darn good chance I'll screw it up (how many times?). So I suppose I could end up with no mouse to use. So, if I copied my xorg file before I started this, would I be able to copy and replace it from the command line?

I understand I can copy and paste, and I will practice doing this. If I try to copy/paste will it over-write the xorg file I have screwed up? Will that bail me out when I screw it up?

Old 10-31-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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The new settings are not applied until you start a new X server. If the xorg.conf is incorrect, you are not going to be able to start it. So, forget about copy/paste. You are going to need to use cp from command line to restore it if you can't start X. As root, of course.
Old 10-31-2008, 10:41 PM   #3
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Yes, that was what I was hoping, that I could start in terminal mode, and copy/paste from the command line.



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