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Old 08-03-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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PCLinuxOS starts in terminal


Hello,

Yesterday I installed PCLinuxOS. I had some trouble getting on the internet via wireless, spent my afternoon trying to get it fixed. This afternoon I have used Synaptic to update all packages. I set the screen resolution a bit higher (but well in monitors range). After this was done, I did a reboot. Now when I start my pc I get a terminal view and I can't get back to my desktop.

What did I do wrong? And most important, how can I fix this?

Regards,

Mark
 
Old 08-03-2008, 01:28 PM   #2
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Mark,

when I get you right your system boots up but you do not see any output on your display.
The HW detection probably detected your monitor type; when your current configuration exceeds monitor specific settings like horizontal or vertical frequency ranges then the output probably is switched off.
Open a new text console by hitting ALT + F2 to F4, login as root and try to run sax or your graphics configuration program. A pretty safe method is to configure the the graphics card and monitor by running /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config. Have you monitor and graphics card description on hand before running this script.

good luck

Martin
 
Old 08-03-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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If your graphics card is nvidia powered, look at the man pages for nvidia-settings and nvidia-xconfig. You can configure your card from the command line by running /usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig.

You can add the resolution to your Xorg config file with
Code:
 nvidia-xconfig --mode=1600x1200
You can replace the resolutions in your Xorg config file by giving nvidia-xconfig a list of resolutions
Code:
nvidia-xconfig --mode-list=1600x1200 1280x1024
 
Old 08-03-2008, 01:34 PM   #4
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If your graphics card is nvidia powered, look at the man pages for nvidia-settings and nvidia-xconfig. You can configure your card from the command line by running /usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig.

You can add the resolution to your Xorg config file with
Code:
 nvidia-xconfig --mode=1600x1200
You can replace the resolutions in your Xorg config file by giving nvidia-xconfig a list of resolutions
Code:
nvidia-xconfig --mode-list=1600x1200 1280x1024
When done, use the command startx, startkde, or init 5 to get to graphics mode.
 
  


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