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Old 11-19-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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Er... Problems with Display


Well I just loaded up Fedora Project 4, and i changed the display and now everything is really small, and the Panel that changed the display settings are gone.... whats the termanal command to open it, and is there anyway to refresh my system back to normal?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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gnome-display-properties

That should allow you to change your display settings.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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Firstly, if you have either an nvidia or ati card you might want to look into getting the drivers for it from their website.
Secondly if you have any need for changing the resolution you can edit the xorg.conf file located in the /etc/X11 directory. This file stores most of the configuration information for the X Windows system such as which display driver to use and what resolutions should be used.
You can check out the man page for xorg.conf if you need any help or you can repost if you need more help
 
Old 11-19-2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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Well i got the resolution figured out, and i have a nVidia 400/400 MX so, what driver should i get?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 07:29 PM   #5
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if you go to nvidias website .here , they have a section for linux drivers, you will need to get the i386 version more than likely which is the IA32 link. you will need to reboot your machine and enter runlevel 3 by pressing a key when grub comes up and editing the boot options and adding a 3 to the end of the line separated by a space. then login as root switch to the directory where the binary you downloaded is installed, run it . assuming all goes well you can then edit xorg.conf, you might want to make a copy first. you will need to find the device section and change the driver line from nv to nvidia. you should then be able to boot back into X. oh and you can remove the line load "dri" from the top of the file too

edit: make sure you do copy xorg.conf beforehand
and should X not restart copy it back and repost with what you did
if you don't do this you will have to use another machine or a text based browser e.g. lynx to speak to us

Last edited by fraz; 11-19-2005 at 07:36 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 08:36 PM   #6
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Well I downloaded the AI32bit Driver for nVidia but when I try to open it, it gives me a Error: Could not open the file "/home/my user name/Deskto…ux-x86-3.0-7676-pkg1.run" gedit was not able to automatically detect the character coding. Please, check that you are not trying to open a binary file and try again selecting a character coding in the 'Open File...' (or 'Open Location') dialog.


Can someone help me out?
 
Old 11-19-2005, 09:45 PM   #7
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gedit is a text editor... that file is an executable binary.

try ./<filename> from within the directory
 
  


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