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Old 08-13-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
yogesh619
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problem in changing screen resolution


Hi,

i have Fedora 9 on my m/c. i tried to change my logging splash screen.

Setting -> SystemSetting -> Appearance -> Splashscreen ->

and selected "Default" instead of "Fedorawave"

then when i restart my m/c my system dosn't allowed me to logon graphical console as root user. i have access to text console with root password
even other user are able to access graphical console.tell me what can i do??

same problem occur when i tried to change my screen resolution from
800 x 600 to 1024 x 768. that time also my system doesn't allowed to login on graphical console for user either root or other by whom resolution is changed.

My systems hardware is as
pentiumIV 2.0Ghz processor
motherboard with intel845GL chipset
256MB DDR RAM
15 inch colour monitor

Tell me why my password is getting corrupted. and how can i debug it

thanks!
 
Old 08-13-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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What happens when you change the resolution ?
If you only get the command line it means that the xserver do not start because of a wrong resolution
I must confess that I never login as root in the graphical mode it is also not recommended to do so
Root login graphical mode is in some distro even disabled
If you like to act as root ask for a terminal enter su and than password enter
 
Old 08-13-2008, 05:38 PM   #3
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Intel chipset?!??!

Similar problems I was having with Mandriva spring. The culprit was found out to be the Intel chipset or its drivers. Ofcourse there was no permission to logon as root to the graphical, neither it was that necessary. But out of the habit I am used to while in MS Windows environment, I enabled the root graphical and changed the resolution and graphicals related configuration from there. Ofcourse, it did not apply the changed settings for other users. I had to do the settings from there desktop itself.

Also I learnt on the web about the '915resolution' piece of software to counter the bug related to Intel i810 and such chipset. I implemented that too. Finally I got what I needed, changing the resolution persistently whenever login to the graphical UI with the preset resolution of whatever I required.

In your case can't say you need '915resolution' besides the root access or not.
 
Old 08-18-2008, 02:17 AM   #4
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Thans!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronlau9 View Post
What happens when you change the resolution ?
If you only get the command line it means that the xserver do not start because of a wrong resolution
I must confess that I never login as root in the graphical mode it is also not recommended to do so
Root login graphical mode is in some distro even disabled
If you like to act as root ask for a terminal enter su and than password enter
thanks for replying.
ok now suppose i loged in as different user
and wish to change screen resolution from 800x600 to 1024x768 but still
facing the same problem ( asked for password, after entering password again
login screen appears not the UI )then what to do??
 
  


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