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How to fix Fedora 9 loading issue(s) due to incorrect video driver installation?

Hi everyone:

First off, I'm a newb to Linux.  I've installed a Fedora 9 virtual machine in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.  With the exception of the excrutiatingly slow install time, I was able to boot Fedora 9 and begin using it.

I started modifying settings within Fedora without much issue, until I decided to change the video driver to use my ATI Mobility Radeon X1300.  I found the driver was available in my Fedora installation, selected it, and it required a restart to let the change take effect.

After re-boot, I get past most of the screens until I hit the "Localhost Login: " prompt which seems to endlessly loop now.  Flashing on-and-off basically.  The screen reads:

"
Fedora release 9 (Sulphur)
Kernel 2.6.25.4-30.fc9.i686 on an i686 (tty1)

localhost login:
"
How can revert my video drivers if I can't get into the GUI?  I've started in runlevel 3 got to the above screen (which didn't keep reseting in runlevel 3) and entered "root" and my password.  However, now I can't see anything else due to the display issues with MS Virtual PC 2007.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you,
--VH
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VanishingHope
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VanishingHope
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owensleftfootCommented:
Try running system-config-display --noui --reconfig from the root prompt.
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VanishingHopeAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much!  That worked like a charm.
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VanishingHopeAuthor Commented:
Answer above worked perfectly.  Thank you for your help, it's truly appreciated.

--VH
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