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Old 01-26-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
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XF86Config help


When i go to change my screen resolution in Gnome 2.4 i get this error...

An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for gnome-display-properties. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly.

Bad key or directory name:
"/desktop/gnome/screen/Linux~Powered/0/resolution": `~' is an invalid character in key/directory names

am i going to have to change my name? My desktop doesn't want to save any background setting i apply to it. I have to costomize it at every log on or i get that ugly white screen. If i do how do i go about doing it?
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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Someone confirm this for me please because I might be full of shit, or I may not understand the question properly. On top of that, I've only been using Linux for a couple weeks, but here goes nothing:

To keep yourself from having to customize gnome every time you log on, when you get the log out/shutdown popup, select the box that says, "Save my settings" and it will keep the changes that you've made. Otherwise, you will have to change them every time you log in.

As for the display problems, I'm still having trouble with mine, so can't help you there!!!

Someone please chime if I'm incorrect.
 
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I have tried that under root and user, but it doesn't want to save my settings for some reason.
 
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I had problems with my display settings also. I fixed it by editing XF86Config. I don't know if you have done that already or not, but it worked for me. It is simple, just follow the instructions.
 
  


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