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Old 06-15-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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Need to Change Video Driver for X windows to work


Hi I was messing with my video settings in X window and when I rebooted in will not allow X windows to load. How can I change it back to what is was via Command line so I can get back into X Windows?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 06-15-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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have a look at this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=16

good luck.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
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Hi there.. I am using RH9. I have tried what is below:

"now we can just run the command xf86config (does not matter what your present working directory is as this command should be in root's path, if not, then you can find this in /usr/X11R6/bin/) usually in to start the configuration."

The command xf86config is not working, it tells mw command not found? ANy other help?

Thanks

Amdmhz

P.S I had X Window working at one time until I changed the video card to what my brand was. Is there another command to use?
 
Old 06-15-2004, 07:11 PM   #4
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The command xf86config is not working, it tells mw command not found? ANy other help?
are you running it as root?
 
Old 06-15-2004, 07:19 PM   #5
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Yep, I am logged in as Root. So I am stumped. Like I said, X Widows was working in VESA mode until I changed it to my ATI driver. That is when X Windows stopped displaying and only puts me into Command Line mode now. All I need to do is reset my X windows setting and then I can relogin fine, but I have no idea how to do this in RH9

Thanks
 
Old 06-15-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
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have you tried this?

cd /usr/X11R6/bin/
xf86config

alternatively there are many ati video threads

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending
 
Old 06-15-2004, 07:45 PM   #7
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Yep, I tried that too. I dont understand how RH9 would not have a video reset command since even in Winblows if you make a display mistake all you have to do is go into safe mode and reselect the right one.

There must be a different Video Reset command for RH9 because I look for the file xf86config and it is not in any of the folders.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:10 PM   #8
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just to clear one thing up, are you logged in as root or as Root?
 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:14 PM   #9
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as root@localhost root#
 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:22 PM   #10
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ok, let's see if you have a backup

root@peacedog:/# cd /etc/X11
root@peacedog:/etc/X11# ls
XF86Config dm/ lbxproxy/ starthere/ xinit/
XF86Config-fbdev fs/ mwm/ sysconfig/ xkb/
XF86Config-vesa fvwm2/ proxymngr/ twm/ xserver/
app-defaults/ fvwm95/ rstart/ xdm/ xsm/
root@peacedog:/etc/X11#

what does that return when you do it?
 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:44 PM   #11
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Hey there.. I went there and there was a back of XF86Config , so I used the vi command and edited XF86Config with the right settings and now X Window works.. :-)

Thanks for your help
 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:47 PM   #12
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sorry, got to go for the evening, maybe another member will pick this up, if not, i'll be back tomorrow.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:48 PM   #13
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i posted too late, glad you got it sorted. i love a success story. good luck to you with your future endeavors.
 
  


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