Thursday, April 24, 2008

Reconfigure Xorg File (xserver-xorg)

If you need to reconfigure your xserver-xorg file, are having issues with your monitor resolution, need to reset xorg or just plain can't get a graphical interface to load, use this command.

In a terminal type:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

This will allow you to reconfigure your xorg settings, resolution, graphical problems etc.

edited by pHreaksYcle


r4wMUnt34q said...

Maybe the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut can be mentioned also, when it comes to restarting X-Server (because that's what it does), but its just a suggestion :)

iRelinquish said...

Very true r4wmunt34q, but i'm sure most people would reboot there pc before coming to the conclusion they have a problem.

pHreaksYcle said...


Your comment is true as well but I have to point out that
"very true" makes no sense.
You can't be any more true than true. Thanks for reading! :P

Navid said...

Screen savers and 3D programs like googlearth are flickering on 8.04.
Anyone has the same problem ?

Conor Cleary said...

i have that problem too. i havn't tried it for the screensaver but switching to metacity via 'Compiz Fusion Icon' stops the flickering.