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Old 11-12-2003, 01:53 AM   #1
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screen resolution problem


This has probably been asked before, but I can't find the answer.
I just installed Fedora Linux. I tried to up the screen resolution, then reboot, only to discover my monitor doesn't support that resolution, so its stuck on this one image expressing its displeasure. I tried booting up with the additional kernel commcand-line "init=/bin/sh" to access via the command line. I then went to /etc/X11 and attempted "mv ./XF86Config.backup ./XF86Config" to try to revert back to the previous setting. I then got a message saying that I was on a read-only file system. I tried running mount, and it told me that I my primary partition (sda3 - I'm on a SATA drive, if thats significant) that is mounted to "/" is read/write. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 11-12-2003, 02:08 AM   #2
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When you see the image expressing its displeasure, can u access other consoles by "Ctrl + Alt + F?" ? (where ? is a number from 1 - 6). If you can, you can log in from there to edit the file.

If that failed, maybe you can try booting with the boot option "init 1"? So you can boot into the single user mode... then you maybe able to edit the file.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 03:55 AM   #3
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Re: screen resolution problem

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Originally posted by 4of11
This has probably been asked before, but I can't find the answer.
I just installed Fedora Linux. I tried to up the screen resolution, then reboot, only to discover my monitor doesn't support that resolution, so its stuck on this one image expressing its displeasure. I tried booting up with the additional kernel commcand-line "init=/bin/sh" to access via the command line. I then went to /etc/X11 and attempted "mv ./XF86Config.backup ./XF86Config" to try to revert back to the previous setting. I then got a message saying that I was on a read-only file system. I tried running mount, and it told me that I my primary partition (sda3 - I'm on a SATA drive, if thats significant) that is mounted to "/" is read/write. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help

If Fedora's install is anything like Red Hat, this may work for you.

Put the bootable Linux CD in the disk drive.

Boot up the computer to seek the CD.

When the computer is booted up with the CD, it will give you a few options prior to going into the install mode. One of these options may be Linux Rescue. Choose it.

It will mount what is needed for you to repair.

Go into the directory /etc/X11 (Be advised, you booted from the CD, you will not start at the root "/" directory.

Try to fix your problem from this point. If you experience problems, try typing in "SU".

If you continue to have problems, I can give you a few reasons why you should use Red Hat.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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