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Old 09-08-2008, 05:51 AM   #1
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Talking problems with DISPLAY after configuring graphic card


Hi all!
I run Linux using VMware 6. All was great, but the display seemd to be on resolution 800x600 though I set 1280x800. I thought it was because of graphic card settings(type). I have ATI Radeon HD 3070, but in config tool there was written smth like "VMware graphic card", and I decided to change it into "ATI->Radeon". I restart Linux to apply changes, and now I cant load anything apart from Command Line!!! What should I do to set the graphic card on default(s) using command line, please help me!!!!!Here are some of my attempts, it may help to analize the problem:
Code:
[root@localhost ~]#kdesktop
KUniqueApplication: Can't determine DISPLAY. Aborting.

[root@localhost ~]#display
display: unable to open X server `'

[root@localhost ~]#startx
...
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18.6.dev5.k8h i686
Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.18.8.text5 #1 SMP Thu May 10 11:38:58 WST 2007 i686
Build date: 28 March 2007
...
(==)log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" time: Mon Sep 8 13:11:11 2008
(==)Using config file: "/etc/X11/Xorg.conf"
Using vt7
(EE) No devices detected

Fatal server error:
no screen found
XIO: fatal IO error 104(connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests(0 known processed) with 0 events remainig.

[root@localhost ~]#
P.S. Sorry for grammar mistakes for I'm from Russia))

Last edited by sylmarill; 09-08-2008 at 07:42 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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Normally when you make a changes to a file GNU/Linux automatically makes a backup of the previous file. As root do:
Code:
ls -ls /etc/X11
Look if a file named xorg.conf~ exists.

Check the date of this file (depending on when you changed your graphic settings) if the date seems to match when then problem first started you can replace the new xorg.conf with the old one like so (again as root):
Code:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf~ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You will be asked if you want to overwrite the existing xorg.conf, confirm that you do.

Either restart your GNU/Linux vmware session or do Alt & Ctrl & Backspace to restart your Xserver.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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unfortunately still the same((
I tried
Code:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf~ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and ALT & CTRL & BACKSPACE but it doesn't work((
 
Old 09-08-2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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unfortunately still the same((
I tried
Code:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf~ /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and ALT & CTRL & BACKSPACE but it doesn't work((
You should try typing the startx command, not hitting CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE after you restored your X backup config. If it still doesn't work, you'll need to reconfigure X, possibly, by editing /etc/X11/Xorg.conf with a text editor.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #5
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Go here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml and take it from 3. Configuring Xorg to generate a new xorg.conf.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 06:35 AM   #6
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Hi once more!!!
Great thanks to all of you(especially for your patience )!!!
I decided to uninstall PCLinuxOS and install Ubuntu instead)
Bye.
 
  


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