View Full Version : Rescue System and Modifying Xorg.conf

Russ Kinter
7th May 2006, 04:01 AM
Hi All,
I installed NVIDIA Drivers for Geforce 6800 card and
when I rebooted the monitor told me the resolution was too great
and went into standby mode.
So I went I put in the Fedora 5 OS disk and went it into
system rescue to modify the xorg.conf with vi. I *thought*
should have been here:

per these instructions:

I can get into "cd /etc"

but then "cd /x11" gets "No such file or directory"

and "find xorg.conf" gets same result.

Can anyone point me to what happened to xorg.conf?
or what to modify?

Russ Kinter

7th May 2006, 04:08 AM
the rescue disk does not boot the linux install that is on you hard drive, but rather a small one on the CD-ROM. You need to mount the hard disk (if not alerady mounted) then modify the file. For instance if your installation is on hda1 and you mounted it at /mnt/hda1 then you would need to modify /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/xorg.conf

also, if you are issuing the command "cd /X11" it is trying to change to a X11 driectory located in the root directory. It may have been a typo in the message, but putting the leading / specifies that you ar using an absolute path.

7th May 2006, 01:20 PM
When you boot using the rescue disk, does it give you some instructions regarding "chroot". If you follow them then /etc/X11/xorg.conf will be in the usual place. If you don't "chroot" then it will be at /mnt/sysimage/etc/X11/xorg.conf. Also note that he 'X' in X11 is capitalized for /etc/X11.