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A few weeks ago, my monitor went out and I had to replace it with another one. Now, when I try to run Linux, it goes through the text boot sequence but after that the screen goes blank. Someone suggested that I try to configure my new monitor, but I have no idea how to do that. I don't know where it is located or, since I have never gotten far enough, how to use it. Please help me.
OK... I know I have to use the xconfig, but I dont know how to get to it. I have to use text because I don't know how else I'm suppose to get to it if I can't see the gui. I'm still unfamiliar with the linux command line so I'm having trouble looking for xconfig, and if I knew where it was I probably couldn't get to it or run it. Remember... I'm still a .
A link to a linux command line tutorial wouldn't hurt now that I think about. And thanx to those that are trying to help me; I appreciate it.
How about jumping to the config file itself? There should be an XF86Config.example in your X11 config directory ( /etc/X11 or something to that nature). It's pretty detailed and somewhat simple if you don't mind reading.
OK. I finally figured out how to get to XF86Config with the command line , but I don't know how to run it, or edit it, or whatever I'm suppose to be doing with it . Please help this ignorant newbie. I really want to be able to use Linux and finally stop being dependent on Microsoft software.
I recently brought a new monitor and the screen went blank on me.
Check the speed. Usually linux want a faster speed (70 Hz?) than
window. My monitor original worked on Window 2000 and Knoppix
3.6, but not for Xandros 2.0. I had to change the speed of this
monitor to "auto". Then it works fine with Xandros.
Try to see if your monitor works for window or a different linux
distribution. If so, it's a speed problem.