Oops! Now get zoomed/distorted desktop view instead of consoles with ctrl-alt F1-F7.
Tried too many tweaks over past week and now instead of text consoles on CTRL ALT F1 through F7 I get a crazy zoomed in view of the part of my desktop (as in what I see from CTRL ALT F8, which does still work) Keyboard and mouse don't respond in the now broken views, though
I can't remember or figure out what I did to get this.
I know I tried addressing the problem I've run into in running gui apps from root, trying various things other than just xhost +, such as adding a tiny script to /etc/profiles.d... only I removed that. I tweaked my ~/.bashrc but don't see anything there now, nor recall what I tried (it's a long messy one, I'm afraid)
Computer in question is running kubuntu 8.04.3. No idea where to start. I'm proficient enough to be dangerous but not enough to save myself.