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Old 01-15-2003, 05:20 PM   #1
beatlesdb
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Linux 8 Screen Res Stuff Up


Hello All,

I am new to Linux,
I have installed Linux 8 (psyche) on my laptop with a dual boot to Windows XP.

The installation when perfectly and I am able to boot into both OS's.

After I installed linux I changed the screen resolution from within Gnome and did a reboot.

Now whenever the system boots I get a blue screen with two buttons in the middle of the screen - the text on the buttons is un readable and I have tried to click (they are text based) on both with the same resolt, the system drops me back into the Black shell screen and askes me to log on.

I can log on as root with no problem - but is there a way I can change the screen res from the schell??

Chreers
Paul

Last edited by beatlesdb; 01-15-2003 at 05:21 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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In red hat 8.0 got to the /etc/X11 directory and run XF86Config. You'll have to go through the whole video mouse and monitor setup but that should let u play with your settings till u find the right combination of video drivers and monitor to be able to load your GUI.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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sorry about that, when u are at the prompt just type xf86config and that should get u to the xfree86 config program. Make sure you type it all lowercase.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responce

... but
once I log in as root in the sheel i get this prompt:
[root@localhost roo]#
when I enter /etc/x11 I get:
-bash: /etc/x11: No Such file or directory

I am familiar with dos commands - but not Linux - I'm sure this is simple but I'm just a dummy on Linux
 
Old 01-15-2003, 07:21 PM   #5
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Thanks phoenix,

I was able to re-configure the video - as yet I have not found a configuration that works but I'm trying.

I have a Toshiba Laptop with an Nvida GeForce2 Go - there is not much support for this and the generic Nvidia driver does not seem to work.

Thanks again
 
Old 01-15-2003, 07:47 PM   #6
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The Generic Vesa driver worked!
 
Old 01-18-2003, 11:22 AM   #7
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Try getting the official nVidia drivers from nvidia.com

cd /etc/x11 won't work because UNIX is case sensitive, you meant

cd /etc/X11

use tab completion to help get around this
 
Old 01-19-2003, 03:28 PM   #8
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Thanks mhearn for the tip - I tried the Nvidia drivers - but they did not work as i have a Nvidia GO on the laptop - Nvidia don't even have these drivrers for Windows on their website - I have to go to the Toshiba web site.
 
  


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