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Old 27th January 2012, 23:34
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Thanks, igor_be.

I have been grappling with a similar problem for a long time.

The usual recommendation is to use system-config-display, but all I got was

Couldn't start X server on card 0
Couldn't start X server with old config, trying with a fresh configuration
Couldn't start X server on card 0
Error, failed to start X server.
However, I was unable to run Xorg -configure as an unprivileged user:

The '-configure' option can only be used by root.
I ran it as root. I then tried (also as root):

X -config /home/username/
That was equivocal but heartening. It looked a bit like it had worked but the only thing on the screen was a white outlined X on a black screen. When I moved the mouse, the X moved.

I was unable to terminate this session. I had to go to another virtual console and kill X.

I replaced /etc/X11/xorg.conf as explained.

Then, as an unprivileged user, I invoked my usual incantantation for levitating my windows environment (olvwm) - and it worked!

Thanks again,

Last edited by hmg; 27th January 2012 at 23:38.
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