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Old 12-27-2004, 01:37 AM   #1
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New monitor. Need to configure.


I just got a new monitor and need to configure Red Hat Fedora Core 2 to use it.
Fedora Core 2 is already installed.

I have read that if the monitor is not the one specified in setup, major damaged can be caused. So I would like to know haw to enter the configuration where I can reselect the monitors Make and Manufacturer before I actually enter the full blown X.org (during GRUB, after, etc.).

If this is not even necessary and the hardware detect will do it for me, I would appreciate a conformation on that as well. I just don't want to damage the monitor, so I haven't even entered FC2.

Here is the specs I think is necessary:

Ati Rage Pro AGP 2x running Mach64 chipset
MAG Innovision 771FS-s monitor.
System is currently configured for a NEC Mutisync 3V

If any other info is required please post.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.



P.S.
If anyone knows how to remove an old post that I left, received no answer, and no longer need the answer, let me know. Thanks. Hate to take up LQ's space for no reason.
 
Old 12-27-2004, 03:16 AM   #2
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Simple. click the start button->system settings->display. Then a GUI configuration tool opens, and you can select all the options you want. Hope it works
 
Old 12-27-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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I have read that if the monitor is not the one specified in setup, major damaged can be caused.
It was true with old monitors. Now it's not.

What you need to configure your monitor (if autodetection doesn't work) is the monitor's manual. All you need is inside What's important is synchronization: vertical and horizontal. Both values (well...ranges) are usually in a table at the beginning or at the end of the manual. Or you can get them from monitor specs online: http://www.maginnovision.com/Legacy/Products/771S-s.asp
It says your monitor can do
Quote:
Horizontal: 30 to 70 kHz
Vertical: 50 to 160Hz
 
Old 12-27-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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The manufacturers website should provide you with the timings, or you could try here. If you *really* don't want to boot into Fedora, grab a liveCD such as Knoppix, boot that, and manually edit XF86Config, or XF86Config-4, or xorg.conf (can't remember which FC2 uses.) Then reboot into Fedora.

And hide under the desk ...
 
Old 12-27-2004, 06:15 PM   #5
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Originally posted by mugstar
The manufacturers website should provide you with the timings, or you could try here. If you *really* don't want to boot into Fedora, grab a liveCD such as Knoppix, boot that, and manually edit XF86Config, or XF86Config-4, or xorg.conf (can't remember which FC2 uses.) Then reboot into Fedora.

And hide under the desk ...
why the hell waste their time downloading a liveCD and rebooting.
there should be a Failsafe boot option on you lilo, grub boot menu
you can use that and do this.
root@localhost# vi /etc/X11/XF86config-4

look for this section and change it to what you need (if the XF86config-4 file is empty try Xorg.conf instead.

Quote:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
HorizSync 30-69
VertRefresh 50-120
EndSection


or simply plug your old monitor back in for now boot as normal.
then
ALT+CTRL+F1 (Vertual terminal 1)
root@localhost# init 3 (this will exit KDE gnome etc anything that uses you monitor fully)
root@localhost# vi /etc/X11/XF86config-4

look for this section and change it to what you need (if the XF86config-4 file is empty try Xorg.conf instead.)

Quote:
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
HorizSync 30-69
VertRefresh 50-120
EndSection
Damage to monitor isnt going to happen here change them over
and type

root@localhost# init 5
 
Old 12-27-2004, 09:41 PM   #6
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Let me first say thanks to all who replied.

I went with whipermr5's suggestion and it worked like a charm. The exact monitor wasn't on the list of choices, so I went with the generic 1024x768 configuration at 70Hz refresh rate. The only thing I wonder about is that I was never asked what the exact KHz and Hz ranges were for the monitor. X reset just fine after configuration though, so I'm really not that worried about it.

Thanks also to mugstar, carl0ski, and Mara. I always like to have that command-line information as backup if something should stop X from working.

I'll be checking the posts one more time tomorrow in case anyone thinks that not being asked for the frequency ranges is a major problem.

Thanks again everyone.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 05:32 PM   #7
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Originally posted by volvogga

I'll be checking the posts one more time tomorrow in case anyone thinks that not being asked for the frequency ranges is a major problem.
It's not a problem. It probably just used the defaults. With specific settings for your monitor you can tweak the configuration.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 10:27 PM   #8
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Good to know.
Thanks Mara!
 
  


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