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Old 10-14-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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Exclamation I have a BIG problem. Need help!


I was installing the schneider digital drivers and I made a huge mistake in the configuration. I put the wrong monitor refresh rates in and now when it trys to load I just get a blank screen. I'm now at init 3 and I installed the driver again, but when I try to run fglrxconfig again it tells me that the command is not found. I need to re-run this so I can get a working x-config on. Any ideas what I can do?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:04 PM   #2
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What is fglrxconfig, never heard of that one before. I'm not sure of the Mandrake config tool they use nowadays you can run but if X is installed, you can run xf86config as root at the command to configure X at a console.

In the future, please use better and more helpful thread titles. Your's doesn't describe your specific problem. And of course we know you need help apparently since your posting a question. Regards.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:15 PM   #3
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fglrx is the configuration for X for Radeon cards. I can't run xf86config either. I think I need to tell it what directory the program is in, but I don't know where it is. I googled but couldn't get anything useful. Thanks to anybody who can help me out here.

Sorry about the thread title.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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Why are you googling, use the command find or locate??

find / -name fglrx*

And are you logged in as root? If not, most likely these commands are already in your path, so you wouldn't have to type something like /sbin/command-name and so on....
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:21 PM   #5
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Use the "locate command. keeping in mind the fact that Linux is case-sensitive.

locate fglrx
locate XF86Config

You are logged in as root or becoming root with "su -" (as opposed to just "su"), right?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:26 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot guys. I forget to Su to root. Even after running linux for a few weeks I still forget the little stuff. In time I'll get it down. Thanks for the quick responses.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:37 PM   #7
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It's always the little things that sneak up from behind to bite you in the....

 
Old 10-15-2003, 01:14 AM   #8
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hi

i know its more convenient to just run as root but dont do that

regards
rahul sundaram
 
  


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