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    You can use LiveCD of any Linux distro. Boot up from LiveCD and mount / partition of Fedora. Edit xorg.conf file.
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    Thanks, Devils Casper!

    But...how do I log on as root in a mounted partition?

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    Which distro's LiveCD are you using? You can gain root privileges using sudo or su - command.
    Code:
    mkdir temp
    sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdxy temp
    or
    Code:
    su  -
    mount -t ext3 /dev/sdxy temp
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    Thanks Devil's Casper, but I was using Fedora 13 live USB and it wasn't letting me edit any files in the mounted partition, even with your helpful instructions.

    In the end my solution was to install Fedora again... probably not the best solution, but it worked

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    I have re-installed OSes several times out of frustration. Nothing wrong in that but if you want to learn, you should try to sort problem instead of re-install.
    In Fedora, use su - to gain root privileges. It gives permission to edit any file anywhere.
    Code:
    su -
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    Thanks devils casper, but I do know how to use su -. My problem was that the mounted partition was read-only, so even as root on the live cd, I could not edit the files.

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    Try this
    Code:
    su -
    mkdir temp
    mount /dev/sdxy temp
    cd temp
    touch test
    rm test
    Does it allow you to create and delete file test?
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  9. #18

    Thanks

    Just wanted to say thanks for the sample xorg.conf in this thread. It helped me correct a nuisance with login screen resolution being really low on my fedora vm. I've attempted 2-3 times to correct this to no avail until today.

    Cheers

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