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  1. #1
    SkittleLinux18
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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.

    SL18

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    forum.guy
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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.
    oz

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    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" ...

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  5. #4
    SkittleLinux18
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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.

    SL18

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