HELP!!! System messed up!

John Aldrich jmaldrich at
Mon Oct 17 13:09:49 UTC 2011

On Mon October 17 2011, Mike Chambers wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 00:28 -0400, D. Marshall Lemcoe Jr. wrote:
> > You might just completely remove Xorg and then completely reinstall it
> > to fix your xorg.conf issue.
> What xorg.conf issue?  The *way* Fedora/X Org works now is you DON"T
> need the .conf file anymore.  It's suppose to just work.  Not sure of
> his problem, but he shouldn't need an xorg.conf file to fix it.
Right... if I go into "systemsettings" and try and specify any of the 
settings, it creates an xorg.conf file which pretty much messes everything 
up... no X, etc.
What happened was I'm on a KVM, and I let the system boot up while the KVM 
was switched to another computer. As usually happens the screen was HUGE! I 
tried rebooting, I tried specifying the settings, nothing worked. Now my 
best resolution is 1024x768 and I need to go to 1280x1024.
Any time I try and specify any settings in systemsettings, it messes things 
up as mentioned, so I'm at a loss.
Any suggestions?

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