LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
lwwhite
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Out of Range input 2 hd15 resolution 1280x1024 cant boot please help


Ok I'm an idiot, heres my sign (:
I installed PCLinuxOS 2007 fine. I found several tweaks and tried them.
I set the resolution to a higher resolution than the default and it looked
lots better but then picked the next level up 1600 x 1200 and now I get the error on boot.
Please be kind. I have looked for several hours to find the way to go
back to the old setting. I can get to the sh prompt but don't have a clue from there.

thanks
 
Old 10-06-2007, 02:00 PM   #2
Jipsss
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
pass linux vga=791 to the kernel on boot

just add the line to your lilo config
like, vga = 791, update lilo, and you have 1024x768 (16bit) if I remember correctly
 
Old 10-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
lwwhite
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks.
Now I know that I don't know anything about passing something to the kernal or what a lilo config is.

Appreciate the attempt though.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 02:08 PM   #4
Jipsss
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Okay. Try using xrandr command

xrandr -s 1024x760
 
Old 10-09-2007, 11:52 PM   #5
Wim Sturkenboom
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 10.1/10.2/12, Ubuntu 12.04, Crunchbang Statler
Posts: 3,786

Rep: Reputation: 282Reputation: 282Reputation: 282
I assume that the error occurs when X starts (when you expect the graphical login screen.

Press <ctrl><alt><Fx> (where x=1..6) when the system has booted. You should be taken to a console where you can login.
Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and removed the resolution 1600x1200 from any line that contains it. It's in the section screen, usually at the end of the file.

If you're not familiar with vi, you can use e.g. nano to edit it. You need root privileges to edit the file; I think your distro uses sudo, so you might have to preceed the commands below with sudo.

Code:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.lwwhite
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
The first line makes a backup, the second one starts the editor.

In the example below, I have highlighted the line that you have to look for.

Code:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
modes     "1280x960" "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection
Once done, press <ctrl><alt><F7> to return to X and press <ctrl><alt><backspace> to restart X.

PS Next time, check the specs before fiddling Older monitors don't have protection and can die when you go outside the spec.

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 10-09-2007 at 11:58 PM. Reason: Added howto return to X
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't Get 1280x1024 Resolution HexJunkie Linux - General 2 10-19-2006 07:20 PM
Can't get 1280x1024 resolution rul3r Slackware 4 10-08-2006 09:15 PM
1280x1024 screen resolution fafis Linux - Newbie 2 10-08-2005 11:22 AM
cannot get a resolution to 1280x1024 chadypu Slackware 8 06-07-2005 12:53 AM
Can't get my resolution set to 1280x1024 Blurp Linux - Hardware 4 12-02-2003 05:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:50 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration