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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 ...
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    [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.

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    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.
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    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.

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