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Is there some way of changing what the color mode before X starts, or failing that, can I simply alter some config file and restart?
You see, I just switched over to another monitor for a little while(I'm off from school for a week and didn't want to port my big 19-inch home), but it doesn't support 24-bit color, which happens to be what I set it at before I left. The problem I'm having is that the monitor neatly displays "Frequency Out of Range" and nothing else after X starts. I'm sure there's a simple way of solving this, but I'm really new to Linux and my knowledge of its workings is spotty, at best.
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 0.93 and 0.92, Vector sometimes
You need to reconfigure X. Depending on your distribution, that you didn't put in your sig, it may require one of these commands -
One of them may then start a little app that lets you choose values for such things as colour depth and refresh rate and horiz and vert frequencies. Make sure you know what the ranges are for your monitor (perhaps a google search would help if you don't have the manual).
Originally posted by carlywarly The keystrokes ctrl-alt-backspace kill the x-server anyway, so don't worry about it.
no, that's only if you started X with startx, if X is started automaticly, it'll just restart and go back to kdm,gmd,...
: btw, if you want to change runlevels, open up a terminal and enter
su (to become root)
init x (where x is the runlevel you want to go to. For RedHat,and compatible distro's, init 3 is the one you want: all services are started but X)