HELP!!! System messed up!

D. Marshall Lemcoe Jr. forum at
Mon Oct 17 04:28:19 UTC 2011

You might just completely remove Xorg and then completely reinstall it
to fix your xorg.conf issue.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:26 AM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at> wrote:
> A little while ago I inadvertently killed power to my F15 box. Now I'm
> unable to get a better screen size than 1024X768 (previous was
> 1280x1024) as well I'm having problems with my keyboard and mouse. The
> keyboard will suddenly not work any more (i.e. I can't type) and the
> mouse will somewhat work -- I can open a new console, etc, but I can't
> make that the "active" window.
> I have already tried using the nvidia-xconfig, but that screws it up
> worse. (yes, I have an nVidia graphics chipset -- driver is noveau
> according to /proc/modules)
> If I have an xorg.conf file it REALLY hoses the system and I don't get
> ANY graphics whatsoever and I have to rely on SSH-ing into the box to
> init 3, delete the xorg.conf and restart x, at which time it's
> somewhat normal.
> Anyone got any ideas what the heck I did and how to fix it?
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