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Thread: My video display config file

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    My video display config file

    I have no video on my laptop because of a config error I made. How can I get my screen back. Do I just have to trash the config file or edit it? If so, what is this file called and where is it located?
    Randy McElligott
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    Re: My video display config file

    Could be /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but it sounds strange that you do not know which file you've edited. I mean, if you don't, how should enyone else.

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    Re: My video display config file

    What I did was go into the GUI display settings and disable the use this monitor option not knowing that it would totally disable my screen. Now I need to get my screen back so I thought if I trashed the file responsible for this setting was trashed so a new one would be created on startup, that would be great. If this is not possible, I would need to know what the config file is called and how to edit it so that I have my screen back.
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    Re: My video display config file

    rmcellig; Hi !
    The config file " /etc/X11/xorg.conf " is largely depreciated now-a-days and will not exist on a standard install.
    If you are running version 12.04 and have unity as your desktop; try terminal code:
    Code:
     unity --reset
    which should first reset compiz then unity to the default settings.

    Advise if otherwise ->

    just try'n to help

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    Re: My video display config file

    I am running xubuntu 12.10

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    Re: My video display config file

    try:
    Code:
    setsid unity
    Last edited by Bashing-om; March 31st, 2013 at 02:26 AM. Reason: typo
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: My video display config file

    Then you'll probably need .config/monitors.xml. Either edit, or delete it.

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    Re: My video display config file

    There is no monitors.xml file in my .config directory
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    Re: My video display config file

    so how are you connected right now? are you using an external monitor? or ssh'ing in?

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    Re: My video display config file

    Problem solved. I found a file called Displays.xml and trashed it. All is well now.
    Randy McElligott
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