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Hi peeps, Im a newbie to linux. I bought Red Hat 9 3 days agi installed it on my system (with difficulty) but when i booted it wouldnt work with a resolution higher than 640x480, if i try and go any higher when I pass GRUB my monitor goes blank. PLEASE help someone 640x480 is really ^*&*^ me off now, I cant even see some of my programmes properly.
P.S. I dont even know where to put commands so can oyu please tell me if i have to use them. Thanks in advance. !!!
Resolutions for X are defined in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4; edit that file, and locate the section towards the bottom entitled "Modes". Alternatively, you can run xf86config as root.
It's important to make sure you have the right video driver for your hardware, too. Also important, especially in determining available video modes, is the section in XF86Config-4 regarding your monitor. Make sure you have the correct horizontal and vertical refresh rates. You can usually find them in your monitor's manual, or do a google search for your monitor model number.
either find some basic rh tutorials online, or buy a red hat book e.g. the red hat 9 linux bible. it'll tell you how to do all the basic stuff so you don't have to waste time on the small things like finding a terminal! i swear i spent the first 3 weeks i had linux reading then typing!
ps. in case martin hasn't replied yet, the terminal should have an icon that looks like a computer monitor, or you can get at it from the red hat "start" menu in the bottom left corner.
Tip: if you didn't know. Linux terminals can complete command names and file names for you if you press the <TAB> key. So if you type
it should spell out redhat-config-xfree86 for you.
If you type redh
and then press <TAB> a couple of times, you should see all commands that begin with redhat.
Hi again Martin, Ive just tried that, but it brings up the graphics changer i had on before using the GUI, I have set it before to 800x600 but my monitor just goes off. I have been told I need to set something in my files by altering a line or something?