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Old 09-22-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
BeauSanders
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system-config-display-tui


How do you launch the tui (text user interface) for the system-configuration-display utility? It always amuses me that when your display settings are messed up, you cannot run the utility to fix the problem becuase the display is messed up. I just manually took a shoot at correcting the problem in the /ect/X11/xorg.conf file, which did not work. However xorg launched a tui to correct the problem for me. How do you launch the tui version of system-config-display, without having to go in and mess up the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?

-Beau
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:10 AM   #2
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try xorgcfg and xorgconfig
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:50 AM   #3
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I tried your suggestion in RHEL4, but got no where... "Command not found". Thanks for your reply.

-Beau
 
Old 09-22-2005, 01:46 PM   #4
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If your machine is running xorg then as root
Code:
xorgconfig
If you are using xfree86 then
Code:
xf86config
You'll have to be root to save them.

Command line interface is called CLI
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:08 PM   #5
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Once again, thanks for the help. I do not have either of these utilities in my installation of RHEL4.

-Beau
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:54 PM   #6
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Yeah I find this really stupid too. Last time that I had similar problems I SSH'ed in with X forwarding and called system-config-display from there.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 06:23 PM   #7
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If you have X installed then I find it hard to believe that xorgconfig is not there.
Have you done a
Code:
locate xorgconfig
to see if it is somewhere not in your PATH? It might be at /sbin/xorgconfig. Are you issuing it as root?

If it's not there then FC4 has done something totally different.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 07:22 PM   #8
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No, Fedora Core/RHEL do not have xorgconfig.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:29 PM   #9
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There has to be a way to run Anaconda to configure X then. If you can't configure it in shell, then there has to be a system install way to config it.

RHEL 3 does have xorgconfig. So does Centos 4. I haven't used FC4 yet. So does FC1 FC2 FC3.

How does FC4 configure X then?

Thanks for the input.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 03:15 AM   #10
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Try installing all the xorg packages.

Last edited by reddazz; 09-23-2005 at 03:16 AM.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 03:28 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by teckk
RHEL 3 does have xorgconfig. So does Centos 4. So does FC1 FC2 FC3.
What package is it in for those then? It didn't show up in my search at pbone.

Quote:
Originally posted by teckk
How does FC4 configure X then?
With "system-config-display" (aka Desktop -> System Settings -> Display), which requires X to run.

Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
Try installing all the xorg packages.
That's not going to help, as far as I know there is no other package containing any configuration tool.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 04:35 AM   #12
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ok, I have just realised the xorgcofig was completely removed from FC4, I think in previous releases it was part of the xorg-tools package. Anyway, system-config-display worked fine in runlevel 3.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 11:41 AM   #13
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Thanks guys for all the input. I still have not gotten to the bottom of this. I will keep digging. When I find the answer, I will post it here.

-Beau
 
Old 06-03-2008, 02:11 PM   #14
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the system.config-display TUI doesn't exist.
but i think that you problem arrives when you mess the tings up
you can't reconfigure to it's initial state
what you should do is the following


at init level 3

system-config-display --noui --reconfig

this will reset your configuration to default and you can restart graphics from there.

i think this solves your problem
 
Old 06-03-2008, 02:31 PM   #15
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Thanks for your input

This thread is almost three years old and still getting hits.

You are right, the way to handle this in RHEL4 and RHEL5 is simply to boot to runlevel three and run system-config-display --reconfig to reset the display configuration back to the defaults.

Thank you for your help.
 
  


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