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Old 03-16-2003, 07:06 PM   #1
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HELP - Display Problems


Hi !

I just installed Mandrake 9.0 dual boot with Windows XP. The installation appeared to go without a hitch until I had to select my display preferences. I selected 1168x764 (24-bit), which my graphics card should easily be able to handle (64 MB NVIDIA GForce 4 MX). However, when I boot up and try to load KDE, I cannot get anything on the screen. I get an error saying that the signal is out of range for my monitor (19" Dell FD Trinitron)

Please help...

Thanks,
Matt.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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Check the monitors manual or the manufacturers web site to get the max resolution and max vert/horiz rates.

Then just open /etc/X11/XF86Config in a text editor and change the settings.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 07:28 PM   #3
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How can I change the display driver that I selected. I wonder if I may have selected the wrong one in error. Please give me idiot proof instructions, as I have no clue how to do things without a GUI. Once I log in and get the bash thing, I am completely lost.

Thanks...
 
Old 03-16-2003, 08:00 PM   #4
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I don't know how to get a text editor to work in the bash thing - I really need a GUI ) Please help...
 
Old 03-16-2003, 08:26 PM   #5
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You could also try running this as root:

xf86config and answer the questions, it should set everything up for you.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 08:41 PM   #6
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OK...can you tell me how I run it? I really don't know anything about this command line driven stuff.

Thanks...
 
Old 03-16-2003, 09:14 PM   #7
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If you log in as root at the prompt type:

root@localhost root$ xf86config

Unless Mandrake doesn' t install this program then I'm not sure where you would go to.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 10:09 PM   #8
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I think mandrake uses the XFdrake command. (Mandrake users correct me if I'm wrong.) Just type XFdrake at the command line after you've logged in as root. There is a good tutorial here on how to tweak your settings: http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/doc/90c/en/Starter.pdf
 
  


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