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Title: I set an invalid display resolution and I can't figure out how to change it back
Post by: iBrokeMyLinux on August 05, 2021, 11:19:35 AM
I can't boot into my desktop anymore because my monitor trips out as soon as it loads my desktop. Login screen is fine, just the desktop has a bad resolution set.

I can't figure out for the life of me how to change the resolution back from a recovery terminal. I see xorg.conf isn't really a thing anymore. I can't find any information on the replacement anywhere either, which is weird. I must be using some really wrong keywords.

Well I did find a link telling me to delete "~/.config/monitors.xml" but that doesn't exist in Linux Lite.

tl;dr: Please PLEASE how do I reset the display resolution??? It's 100% broken, monitor flickers with a distorted display please help
Title: Re: I set an invalid display resolution and I can't figure out how to change it back
Post by: firenice03 on August 05, 2021, 09:32:00 PM
@iBrokeMyLinux

Where did you make the change?
- In displays or in a config file???


So... With the screen all twisted (is what I'm assuming)...

Log in to the desktop... Give a sec to load...

Launch terminal with the keys:
Code: [Select]
CTRL ALT T
You will be within terminal - don't click around...


type...
Code: [Select]
xrandr -s 800x600

Your resolution should change to a 800x600 screen...
You can now launch DISPLAY (type from menu) to change resolutions..


This is a bit convoluted - but it may be the simplest...
Title: Re: I set an invalid display resolution and I can't figure out how to change it back
Post by: TheDead on August 06, 2021, 08:53:07 AM
Could it be the same problem as the other thread? I think the problem was happening when an external display was used on a laptop. I could be wrong, I usually am ;)