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Old 11-01-2002, 12:42 AM   #1
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Display problems


Hi,

3 day ago my monitor shortcircuted so i hooked up a really old monitore to my pc. But unfortunetly the settings where set to 800x600 pixels and the old monitor i hooked up does nor support a that high reselution. I cant see a thing properly. If i get out of the windows manager it still seems to be stuck in a 800x600 mode. how can i solve this problem i cant configure the monitor caus it stuck in 800x600. Im using SuSe 8.0
 
Old 11-01-2002, 07:23 AM   #2
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you will need to boot into text mode or alt+F2 to a console.


run Xconfigurator or any other xconfig program, or edit your XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file.

you will need to change the modes line in the Display subsection to 640x480


and you may need to ajust the frequencies

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Old 11-01-2002, 02:16 PM   #3
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Where can I find Xconfigurator or an xconfig programm?
 
Old 11-01-2002, 03:10 PM   #4
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you can download it from (fill in some location here)


or if it's suse try SaX

try a search on google, I know redhat has it here

http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/lin...r-2.0.1.tar.gz

or try sourceforge
 
Old 11-01-2002, 03:13 PM   #5
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you may want to try

XFree86 -configure

before you go to the trouble of downloading it

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Old 11-01-2002, 03:26 PM   #6
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Ok thank you.

Im now trinig the Xfree86 command.

But Ive tried to download this XConfigurator. How do I install Packages? Sorry im very very new to linux... (im using redhat 8.0)
 
Old 11-01-2002, 03:36 PM   #7
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Hmm. Xfree86 says something about my mouse configuration? I dont know...

If I make the chances in my config file manualy.

I have the resulution 1280*1024@60hz and I want to get one at 85hz...

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Old 11-01-2002, 03:59 PM   #8
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ok, in RedHat 8.0 use this

/usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config

or download the rpm for Xconfigurator from rpmfind.net if you don't have it installed already
 
Old 11-01-2002, 04:03 PM   #9
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"/usr/X11R6/bin/Xf86config" does not exist...

I have download the rpm, but nothing happens...
 
Old 11-01-2002, 04:04 PM   #10
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mouse


/dev/psaux for ps2 mouse
/dev/input/mice for usb

or just say /dev/mouse and change the link if it's not right
 
Old 11-01-2002, 04:05 PM   #11
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it has no capital x

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Old 11-01-2002, 04:07 PM   #12
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rpm -iv filename
 
Old 11-01-2002, 04:15 PM   #13
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did you try XFree86 -configure

it should probe your hardware and make a working config file


what's she doing? you wanna change something or is it not loading X?

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Old 11-01-2002, 04:19 PM   #14
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I'm going to try this tomorrow. (the xconfigutator)

Thank for your help so far.

I was just trying to chanhe form 60hz to 85hz
 
Old 11-01-2002, 04:32 PM   #15
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if you just want to change the vertical refresh it would be easier to just edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file


just beware that you could damage some hardware by using the wrong settings

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