LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-08-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
Peterthorup
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Cant boot after changing resolution


Hello

I have installed Red Hat 9 and im having trouble getting the right resolution. If I use the resolution 800 x 600 everything i just fine, apart from the fact that i dos not look very nice on my screen. When i change the resolution to 1024 x 768 and i reboot the computer the screen kind of goes into power saving mode....

I have tried a lot of things like changing the settings in my bios and updating the Nvidia drivers to my geforce3 card but nothing helps. Its very frustrating because i have spendt several days trying to find a solution to this problem, and im on the edge of giving up.

I am using this hardware:

1800+ AMD athlon
80 GB HD
512 MB DDR RAM
128 Geforce 3
15" TVM screen (model AS5S)

I have 3 questions:

1. How can i fix the problem so i can run the high reslution?
2. How can i change the resolution during startup so i dont need to reinstall Linux everytime i change the resolution?
3. Is this a problem with my geforce3 card or is it a problem with my screen?

I hope very much someone can help me with this problem!!

/Peter
 
Old 09-08-2003, 08:20 PM   #2
Demonbane
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,796

Rep: Reputation: 47
What's the content of your /etc/X11/XF86config file?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:39 AM   #3
koyi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu
Posts: 421

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
2. How can i change the resolution during startup so i dont need to reinstall Linux everytime i change the resolution?
I am not sure about RH9 but in most distro you can change X settings by either manually edit /etc/X11/XF86config, or by running xf86cfg as root. I prefer to run it in text mode which is

# xf86cfg -textmode

TIPS: If you cannot get into the graphical login, try switch to other consoles by the keybind "Alt + Ctrl + F1". You can log in there as root to change the resolution.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 01:54 PM   #4
Peterthorup
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok - thanks for the help. I managed to edit the XF86Config file with at little help from my new friend called Emacs.

The solution to my problems was to change either the vertical og horisontal freqvencies and now it is up and running - great.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem changing the video adapter setting and changing the screen resolution habiblove Linux - General 3 02-18-2006 05:10 PM
Changing Screen Resolution at Boot? jp_css Linux - Newbie 3 05-18-2005 01:31 PM
changing resolution ... mayank Linux - Software 1 08-26-2003 02:59 AM
Resolution Changing LinuZ Linux - General 7 08-04-2003 11:00 PM
Changing my Resolution LinuZ Linux - Newbie 1 08-04-2003 08:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration