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I changed the display settings from 640x480 256colors to 1024x800(thousands of colors) or something like that... Well the problem is now when I boot KDE won't load. It goes through everything but when the GUI is supposed to load my monitor turns off and nothing happens. How do I change back to 640x480 without reinstalling RedHat? Thanks....... (Sorry for dumb question, I'm new to linux.)
damn redhat ...
well i am going to throw this one off the top of my head, so your just going to have to try and see if it works, cause i am just trying to remember, but try typing : redhat-config-xfree86
i am sure if i am way out in left field that someone will correct me..
I have a simular problem (in an other thread). its says theres an error with my frequency range, so i tried what you said, the redhat-config-xfree86 (i was origonally told to try xf86cfg like you did). redhat-config-xfree86 works, except i still get the out of frequency range error, it might work for your problem though.
First, find out the frequency range for your monitor. Applying incorrect horizonal &/or vertical frequencies may have dire consequences (you'll fry the monitor) - take a look @ the back of your monitor on the manufacturers label for info, if not there, look on manufacturers web-site.
If you cannot find commmand xf86config try typing in terminal =>
This should show you the path of xf86config executable. Type the full path upto & including xf86config, and follow on screen prompts.