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

Hugh Caley hughc at
Thu Jul 15 17:30:51 UTC 2010

Just a thought, but the first thing I do when trying to solve an X 
problem is reboot the machine in runlevel 3 (and tell /etc/inittab to 
use 3 as the default).

Then, you can modify your X settings (making a copy of xorg.conf 
beforehand, natch), and start X with the startx command; then it'll 
either come up or it'll fail and maybe leave you with a useful error 


Hugh Caley, Linux Administrator
Aldon Computer Group
6001 Shellmound St. Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608

(510) 285-8542 | hughc at

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