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Old 06-04-2002, 12:55 PM   #1
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Question monitor res. and htz


I would be sooooo Happy if I could reset my monitor res. to 800x600 @85 htz! I run Xconfigurator from root and I get as far as the mouse set up it says it gets a error I set the mouse and then it returns me to the terminal. if I run /etc/mouse it says premission denied. I found the mouse file and reset the permissinon but it still wont work! Will someone help me???
 
Old 06-04-2002, 03:35 PM   #2
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/dev/mouse is not an actual file. It's a symbolic link to the actual device file that your mouse is attached to. Changing the permissions on the link woul be pointless. Just try the following:
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[rouben@amazon rouben]$ cd /dev
[rouben@amazon dev]$ ls -la mouse
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            5 Dec 20 15:43 mouse -> ttyS0
[rouben@amazon dev]$ ls -la ttyS0
crw-rw----    1 root     uucp       4,  64 May 28 16:41 ttyS0
As you can see, this will allow you to figure out what the actual device file for your mouse is. In my case it's hooked up to COM1 (ttyS0). If you have a PS/2 mouse, the device file is usually called psaux. But then again, you'll know for sure if you try what I suggested.

Good luck!

P.S. Try xf86config to configure your X server. It's not a GUI, completely text-based, so you will not have to use your mouse.
 
Old 06-04-2002, 03:43 PM   #3
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yeah, and if you actually READ the question, he refers to /etc/mouse not /dev/mouse. also fyi Xconfigurator is text based too, and is simply trying to set up the mouse...

/etc/mouse.. don't really know what that is... i guess it's probably the same as /etc/sysconfig/mouse which is not an executable program, it's a settigns file (as is everything inside /etc)

well check the permissions on the mouse device as they could be casuing the problem, but also make sure you are running it as root. also try running mouseconfig by itself (that's the actual program that it runs iirc) which might give more error info if it does go wrong.
 
Old 06-04-2002, 04:27 PM   #4
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ok I ran xf86config but what file do i write it to I used defualt ....nothing really happened I can cycle thru res. so I ran xstart and it says server0 is allready running???? any ideas???
 
Old 06-04-2002, 04:35 PM   #5
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well can you actaully get X to run? is the only problem that you want to change the resolution? if that';s the case i'd recommend just editing the /etc/X11/XF86config file by hand, back it up but it's pretty easy.. there's an obviosu section at the bottom, or if it's the frequency in particular, try using this: http://koala.ilog.fr/cgi-bin/nph-colas-modelines and insert the data where appropraite
 
  


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