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Old 02-23-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
bobo_snyder
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Mandrake 10 changing display modes from shell.


I have an old pentium 3 machine with an ultrawide scsi drive in it that I installed Mandrake 10 onto.

It was working fine, didn't do much with it but it worked. i then put it away for a couple of months. Well today I decided I want to play with it so I plug it into my little kvm by the kitchen table. The catch is that I now have a LCD display on the kitchen table and when my mandrake box boots up, it boots directly into xwin and causes my display panel to be out of range and it shuts down. I need to change the refresh rate to 60hz and change the resolution to 1024x768 but I have no idea how to directly boot to the shell prompt and I don't know how to change those settings once I get a shell prompt.

Any help please? I know I could wipe the drive and reinstall mandrake but I really want to learn to do this the proper way.

Thanks..
 
Old 03-27-2005, 07:38 AM   #2
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If you have not already found an answer.

If using lilo as your bootloader press esc and then enter:
lilo init 3

If using grub as your bootloader press select the line that starts with kernel and type e to edit the line.

Go to the end of the line and type init 3

Back at the GRUB screen, type b to boot

You can edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file to change settings.

You can try running the text based x configuration utility.
xf86config

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