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Old 03-07-2006, 06:49 AM   #1
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Changed resolutions lost video


Hi I'm running FC4 and tried to switch my resolution. I believe that the video card supports it, but not the monitor. Either way I need to recover the previous settings. How do I do that?

Thanks for the help
 
Old 03-07-2006, 08:57 AM   #2
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you didnt say which window manager you used, if you were using kde for example it stores its preferences is ~/.kde

The easiest way would be to delete the .kde directory but you will loose all your kde preferences.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 03:06 PM   #3
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Does your screen go all wonky? Or does it just look funny?

You might be able to change the defaults in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, it's under the screens section
 
Old 03-07-2006, 07:29 PM   #4
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sorry keep forgetting that their are more than one window managers. (windows background.. please don't hold it against me)

KDE

OH and the moniter says "Out of Scan Range". Blank black screen except for that.

How do I boot to a command line from grub now so I can edit my preferences?

Last edited by jborn; 03-07-2006 at 07:36 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 07:45 PM   #5
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If you want to go to a CLI (Command Line Interface) you can type Ctrl+Alt+F1. Once there login as root and then try to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You can use vim, or other text editor, note that you have to do this as root. If you plan to change something in this file, do a backup of the original.

You have to find the Monitor Section, there you have to review the display size, vert and horiz frequencies. Also check the Section Device. Check which driver you are using
 
Old 03-07-2006, 10:56 PM   #6
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If you're not familiar with VIM (it was a bit confusing at first to me.. had to learn all the silly commands ... ok, so I use it all the time now), there are other text based editors as well, joe, pico, and nano are all good ones. I think nano comes with most distros.

It might be a good idea to have either the manual for your monitor handy when editing the xorg.conf or the specs from the makers (maybe it's on their webpage if you've lost your manual).
 
Old 03-27-2006, 07:48 PM   #7
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Once I got the monitor specs correct I was able to reboot and get video again. The information on how to boot to th e CLI was the what I needed in order to actually get to the xorg.conf to edit it.

Thanks again for are the help.
 
  


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