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Old 01-13-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Using XServer - Changing Display properties

I have just installed Fedora8. When I tried to change Display resolution, I got the following message :

Display settings changed

You need to log out and restart the X server for the changes to take effect.

Configuration was written to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, original configuration saved as /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup.

I restarted the PC, no use. How do I restart XServer ?

I have a manual of Fedora6, but could not find any answer to this problem.
Old 01-13-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Well restarting the PC, restarts the X server as well. To simply restart the X server without a reboot, you can logout of your session and then do CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE.
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Otherwise select logout from the system Main Menu
Old 01-14-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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One thing you have to be careful of when dealing with the X servers are that even though you may modify your config, it doesnt mean its going to automatically apply everything and just open. X has safety features built into it to protect users from setting up malformed enviornments. So if your changes are saved and you restart and nothing changed, chances are your either not specifying your change correctly, or your change is causing a bad enviornment to generate and X is reverting to the older one.


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