How Can I reset xserver xorg to default settings to try and avoid crash and log out after log in?

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at
Thu Jul 15 15:03:45 UTC 2010

On Thursday, July 15, 2010 15:51:24 Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Thursday, July 15, 2010 15:42:19 Steven Stern wrote:
> > While logged out of the GUI, CTRL-ALT-F3 into shell then
> > 
> >    mv /etc/X11/Xorg.conf /tmp
> > 
> > CTRL-ALT-F7 to get back to the GUI and login.  Fedora will create a new
> > Xorg.conf on the fly.
> That would be xorg.conf rather than Xorg.conf. Case sensitive.

Also, I think you need to restart X as well, not just remove the xorg.conf. If 
GDM/KDM is still running on the F7 console, it still uses the old xorg.conf. 
Do a ctrl-alt-backspace on it, or if that doesn't work (GDM case), just reboot 
the whole machine.

HTH, :-)

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