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Hi I guess I'm posting in the right section as a newbie.
I'm running Mepis Linux (3.4.3) and I have a Dell 1704FPT Flat Panel Monitor. I went and try to set my monitor setting in Mepis to the right monitor and messed up.
Here's what I did:
- change the monitor from "unknown" to Dell
- change brand from "unknown" to 1704FPT
- click Apply
- log out of session
- log back in
- display is not quite right as the right side of my monitor turns black.
- went and change the frequencies
- log out
- log back in
- I'm given a command prmpt asking for my login name
What do I do now to reset my display config back to the original settings?
And once that is done, how do I set it to display higher resolution than 1024x800?
try xorgconfig or Xfree86config. Might try looking under /etc/X11 also. The config for one of those two should be under there.
Thanks but that's the thing I don't wanna mess with xorgconfig because I don';t know what to choose when I get there. I want to know if there's a way to reset the settings back to the default that was there before I messed it up.
Sorry, That is the only way I know of. Try this for future use though. When I go to edit anything I always copy the file and if if a extension of bkup so if I destroy the new file and can just copy back the old config file.
Using the Mepis Live CD, I was able to log on. ANd from there I could open the config file. here's what's in it:
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
#Screen 0 "ATIScreen" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "PS/2 Mouse" "CorePointer"
#InputDevice "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
#InputDevice "Touchpad" "CorePointer"
#InputDevice "Stylus" "CorePointer"
#InputDevice "Eraser" "CorePointer"
#InputDevice "Cursor" "CorePointer"
#InputDevice "Serial Mouse" "CorePointer"
#Option "sw_cursor" # needed for some ati cards
#Option "NoUseBios" # needed for some Savage cards
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
# nvidia special options, use with care
Option "CursorShadow" "1"
Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "63"
Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "2"
Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "4"
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "Scaling = native"
Option "NoLogo" "false"
Option "IgnoreEdid" "true" # needs to be true for some nvidia cards