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Hi, guys, I have a newbie question (I am still a newbie over here). Last night I tried to put Slack 8 on my machine, the setup was straightforward, I chose expert mode to get what I need, everything went fine, except when I tried to configure X, all I had 1600x1200 resolution on 17" monitor (samsung syncmaster 750p), and the refresh rate was real bad (60 Hz), slack doesn't have such luxuries as Xconfigurator to configure X, and every time I tried to reconfigure I got the same result. I tried to change res with combination of ctrl+alt + -/+, to unavail. Any help will be highly appreciated.
I have done a slack install before, but I had no reason to install X on my machine at that time.
The problem is slack creates a very basic XF86Config file, moreover, there is no XF86Config-4 even though the version of XFree86 installed is 4.x.x, I'd try to copy the config file from RH7.2 box later this evening ( the same machine, same hardware) to see if it works, and I forgot about all the how-tos and man pages, but anyway I'll post the results later Rthis evening.
Ok guys I tried them all, and also I've updated the XFree86 to version 4.2.0, everything to no avail, it seems like my GeForce256 card is not configured along with monitor, I tried xf86cfg but the /etc/X11/XF86Config won't change, it uses virtual frame buffer adaptor instead, I tried to edit it manually - X won't start gives me fatal error, so for now I am stuck with RH and building LFS.
Have just installed RH 7.1 (seawolf). Display under X (GNOME) runs fine, but when I switch back to cmnd line, the display shifts red, instead of black. Even when the machine is rebooted, the start up screen (before linux is even initialised has a pinky tinge. Intermittent problem and very frustratng)
X (GNOME) also freezes, cant even ctrl-alt-del to reboot.
yeah I have nvidia card, and I tried to use the Nvidia drivers, in first attempt I get unresolvced symbol when I tried to compile the kernel source, after hacking kernel and actually updating it to 2.4.17 I was able to successfully install the Nvidia drivers, the problem with X was still unresolved because it tried to use frame buffer device instead of real hardware, maybe I was stupid enough to include in installation the XFree86-xvf, but it seems I haven't done so. I don't understand why it puts the virtual frame buffer device into XF86Config file, I tried to edit it manually setting the Device section to my nvidia card and using new nvidia driver, but it didn't work either.