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Greetings brothers and sisters, I was just wondering if there is a simple (or even any) way of changing X video driver from command line? (tell X to use standard ...
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    Change X driver from command line...


    Greetings brothers and sisters,

    I was just wondering if there is a simple (or even any) way of changing X video driver from command line? (tell X to use standard vesa driver for instance)
    I know how to do it in X environment (harddrake2, or control center) but can never do it in terminal.
    Couple of times I had a situation when X did not start because driver I had installed wasn't working. At that time (since I don't have Internet connection on Linux, due the lack of Linux driver for my wireless modem) I had to reinstall the whole system to correct the problem.

    By the way I'm on Mandrake 10.1 with X.org if that matters.

    Thank you

    it-s

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    You need to log in or su to root.

    Then use an editor such as vi or nano or pico to open the config file.

    vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or whatever it's called.

    For vi use the cursor keys to scoot around, i to enter insert mode, esc to exit to command mode, press x to delete the character under the cursor, ZZ to exit and save from command mode and :q! to bail out from the command mode should it all go horribly wrong.

    Or you could run the xsetup wizard, xf86setup? or summat like that.

    Least I think that's what you is asking ?
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