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Old 10-30-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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how to update xorg.conf

I modified some lines in /etc/xorg.conf but the changes are not in effect yet. Do I have to run some special command first (like 'lilo' for lilo.conf)
Old 10-30-2005, 08:30 PM   #2
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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...

Old 10-30-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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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.
Old 10-31-2005, 06:45 PM   #4
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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
Old 10-31-2005, 07:53 PM   #5
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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..


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