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In Fedora Core 2 with GNOME, I used the display options GUI utility to change the graphics card option from "Intel 845" (which was autodetected by Fedora) to something else ...
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    Graphics card changed wrongly so that X Windows cannot start


    In Fedora Core 2 with GNOME, I used the display options GUI utility to change the graphics card option from "Intel 845" (which was autodetected by Fedora) to something else by mistake. Now, X Windows refuses to start, so I cannot change it back with the GUI.

    How can I use the command line to change my graphics card back so that X will start?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Use a text editor to change the "device" section driver of XF86Config or XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf (use whatever is appropriate for your system) to your correct driver.

    Failing that try running xf86config or xf86setup (or equivalent one for xorg) as root
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    Check and see if an automatic backup file in /etc/X11 was made of whatever file controls the gui. If so rename.

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    Use a text editor to change the "device" section driver of XF86Config or XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf (use whatever is appropriate for your system) to your correct driver.

    OR

    Failing that try running xf86config or xf86setup (or equivalent one for xorg) as root
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Check and see if an automatic backup file in /etc/X11 was made of whatever file controls the gui. If so rename.
    Thanks, that worked. I copied /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, which replaced the "Intel Express 3D AGP" line in the configuration file with "Intel 845" (I double-checked).

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin.choi
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Check and see if an automatic backup file in /etc/X11 was made of whatever file controls the gui. If so rename.
    Thanks, that worked. I copied /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, which replaced the "Intel Express 3D AGP" line in the configuration file with "Intel 845" (I double-checked).
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