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If you mess up the Xorg file you don't have to do a total reinstall.

After a fresh install go to Applications->accessories->terminal.
And type: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bk

Now you have a copy of a working Xorg file.
Still edit the one called xorg.cong though.
After to edit it, to test it press, <ctrl>+<alt>+<backspace>, that restart the X server.
Now if anything gets messed up with the xorg.conf file and you can't get any graphical diisplay, then press <ctrl>+<alt>+<F2> and login and type sudo cp -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bk /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Now press <ctrl>+<alt>+<F7> and press <ctrl>+<alt>+<backspace>.
The graphical login should come back, if not just reboot, but now you have your original xorg file to start over with. No need to reinstall.
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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo View Post
If you mess up the Xorg file you don't have to do a total reinstall.

After a fresh install go to Applications->accessories->terminal.
And type: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bk

Now you have a copy of a working Xorg file.
Still edit the one called xorg.cong though.
After to edit it, to test it press, <ctrl>+<alt>+<backspace>, that restart the X server.
Now if anything gets messed up with the xorg.conf file and you can't get any graphical diisplay, then press <ctrl>+<alt>+<F2> and login and type sudo cp -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bk /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Now press <ctrl>+<alt>+<F7> and press <ctrl>+<alt>+<backspace>.
The graphical login should come back, if not just reboot, but now you have your original xorg file to start over with. No need to reinstall.
Thanx. That will save me a lot of time. The only problem I see is, if you can't see what your typing, how are you going to type all that? I get some kind of error and it shows a blue screen where you type things.
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I don't really get what you mean? On a bad xorg.cong file it'll probably show a blue screen with an error when you start it; at that point you should be able to press <ctrl>+<alt>+<F2> to take you to a command line login screen. There is where you can login and type sudo cp -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bk /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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I don't really get what you mean? On a bad xorg.cong file it'll probably show a blue screen with an error when you start it; at that point you should be able to press <ctrl>+<alt>+<F2> to take you to a command line login screen. There is where you can login and type sudo cp -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bk /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Ok. The time I wouldn't be able to use it is when I was trying to istall the ati driver using the Restricted Driver Manager. When my computer would restart, it would just give me a black screen and I couldn't do anything.
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