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I need to change change the settings regarding my video card in Redhat 9. I am currently booting up through the text-based login, and attempting to run redhat-configure-xfree86 at the prompt, as suggested in the redhat getting started guide. However, it seems the minimal x-session required to run the configuration tool is enough to cause my screen to go blank indefinitely, so I cannot access the x-configure tool. Any suggestions on another way to change video card settings? Thanks,
I have tried running all of the utilities you listed to no avail. The only command that works is redhat-configure-xfree86. However, as I mentioned, when i run the configuration tool, the screen just goes blank. I need some way to change the video settings without running that particular tool. For what its worth, i'm using an ATI Radeon 7500, which your link suggests this version of X supports.
Sorry, you're right about at least two of those programs. I found and looked through /etc/X11/XF86config but wouldn't know what to change to make anything work. When I was installing redhat 9, it detected my card as an ATI Mach64, but I changed it to Radeon 7500, as that is in fact the board I have. Any idea how I can change the setting back to Mach64 and see if it works then? I noticed a section in XF86config that listed Radeon 7500...should I simply change that to Mach64? Thanks alot,
Here is an article on Configuring X that may help with finding out what you need to put in the file I mentioned. I thought that the install used redhat-config-xfree86 to set up X, so I am puzzled by your problem with that. Maybe Redhat needs a bug report.
xf86cfg always found something that works for all the cards I have.
I am having a similar problem with a system that I just put together from spare parts.
It's a K62-500 with 160mb RAM and a ATI Radeon 7000 PCI video card. I installed RH9 on it with no problems. I set the video options as the last part of the install. It then rebooted and when it get's to where X login is supposed to be, the screen goes blank.
I have the monitor setup(RH installer had the specs and the same goes for the video card. I have since changed some of the monitor settings with no luck.
I don't have a whole lot of experience in setting up X, so I need some help. Do I need a driver for the ATI card even though the RH installer recognized it? Should I try changing the default resolution and if so, what should I change?