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Old 02-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
RockinRosCo
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Wink Slackware 13.1 Screen Resolution Settings Not Recognized


Hello, I am a Newbie From Oklahoma. (Insert collective 'Hi Newbie From Oklahoma!'here) I am loving Slackware, but my Westinghouse monitor is having a hard time recognizing the screen resolution. After typing in startx, I get a black screen. I can plug my box into my trusty test monitor, change the res to a config that the Westinghouse will recognize,then switch monitors and all is fine. How can I edit the res and have Slackware remember the settings? This happens every time I reboot. I am logging in as root, I have not added a user yet at this point. Thank you so much for your patience with us newbie scum.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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A couple of ways to make thungs work here.
1. Run 'xorgsetup' as root. This will try to reconfigure the montior.
2. The main configuration file is '/etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa'. Back up this file and if you know what resolutions you want you can manually edit it.
3. Backup the entire folder /etc/X11 and replace it with '/etc/X11/' the configuration that _works_ with your monitor. This will survive reboots and all.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 12:52 PM   #3
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Almost forgot... make sure that you create different account for the users. Running linux with the root account is dangerous.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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Thank you! Will try these helpful suggestions soon.
 
  


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