Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
That's pretty much it. I set the screen resolution too high for my monitor and now I can't get to the window manager. My screen is just black. Is there ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux User SkittleLinux18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    312

    [SOLVED] Changed Screen Resolution, Now I can't get back into the window manager


    That's pretty much it. I set the screen resolution too high for my monitor and now I can't get to the window manager. My screen is just black. Is there a way to adjust the settings in CLI? This is Linux, I'm sure there is, but I don't know how to do it. Thanks in advance for any help.

    SL18
    Linux user since: June 2007
    Current distro: kubuntu-14.04
    Specs: AMD Atholon 64 X2 3.2 Ghz, 4GB RAM, GeForce GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    High five if you saw the linux computers 24 used on their CTU sets.

  2. #2
    oz
    oz is offline
    forum.guy
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    arch linux
    Posts
    18,733
    Yes, you can manually edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file from the command line in your favorite text editor.

    Note that you must use root privileges, or sudo to do it though.
    oz

  3. #3
    Linux User dxqcanada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    259
    Ctrl+alt+f1



    Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
    but most of them pick themselves up
    and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

    Winston Churchill


    ... then the Unix-Gods created "man" ...

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux User SkittleLinux18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    312
    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Yes, you can manually edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file from the command line in your favorite text editor.

    Note that you must use root privileges, or sudo to do it though.
    Worked perfectly! Thanks, man.

    SL18
    Linux user since: June 2007
    Current distro: kubuntu-14.04
    Specs: AMD Atholon 64 X2 3.2 Ghz, 4GB RAM, GeForce GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    High five if you saw the linux computers 24 used on their CTU sets.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •