Setting the screen resolution in Fedora Core 3

Posted on 2005-04-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I am running Fedora Core 3 and I have set the screen resolution too high and I can't get into the GUI interface to set it back as the screen goes blank. Can someone take me through step by step on how to set it back to 1280 by 960.

Question by:the_omnific
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    Press Ctrl+Alt+F1
    Login as root on the text console
    Edit file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
     Find similar lines and change "Modes" line to my
     (Modes    "800x600" "640x480")
     Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Videocard0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            DefaultDepth     24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     16
                    Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
    Return to GUI, press Ctrl+Alt+F7
    Press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to reinit X11 server
    Login on Fedora
    Run /usr/bin/system-config-display
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