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Some how I messed up Xorg and need to reinstall it, with Yum. I can not find any Xorg packages, but it has to be out there right?

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In Fedora, Xorg is a lot ot packages with names starting xorg-x11-.

You can try rpm -Va, that will give a list of files that rpm considers modified from the original install. Check the list (it includes configuration files that are changed and others that are adjusted for your machine), rpm -qf <filenames> gives the list of packages containing those files, yum reinstall <packages> reinstalls them.

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Probably the easiest way is to do a:

yum groupremove "X Window System"

Then make sure all residual Xorg-related files are removed and then doing a:

yum groupinstall "X Window System"

I haven't tested the above procedure on Fedora, but it's situations like this that justify them having software group commands.

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There is no group called "X Window System" anymore, so that will not work. Perhaps the best would be: rpm -qa|grep xorg > a rpm -e --nodeps cat a that will remove the lot. Now edit a and get rid of the version part, and try yum install cat a

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