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Old 04-25-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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Question How do you change the resolution?

And xfree86setup doesn't seem to work for me! There are no error messages, just that the graphical interface doesn't start. Goes to some color choosing thing and exits.

My XF86Config file (or what ever it is called) looks very uneat and screwed also.

Please don't suggest that i go use that xf86config thing! It works, but i can't find the sync rate.
Old 04-25-2003, 06:52 PM   #2
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If this is the first time to configure X then I use the easy way out. I setup for framebuffer or VESA mode. If you boot your system and there is a penquin in the upper left, then you are ready for framebuffer mode. Suggest trying that first. If not then I suggest using VESA mode first. For btoh modes you need to verify if possible the symlink /dev/mouse points to the correct mouse port. For PS/2 mouse it should be /dev/psaux for USB usually /dev/input/mice or mouse0. If it needs to be corrected then use one of the following;

ln -sf /dev/psaux /dev/mouse #for PS/2 port
ln -sf /dev/input/mouse0 /dev/mouse #for USB mouse

For VESA mode as root;

cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-vesa /etc/X11/XF86Config

For framebuffer mode as root;

cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-fbdev /etc/X11/XF86Config
Old 04-25-2003, 07:38 PM   #3
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What happens if i do that?
Old 04-26-2003, 09:16 PM   #4
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Solean, what do you mean when you say you can't find the sync rate?
Do you mean you don't know your monitor specs or you can't find where to input them during 'xf86config?'


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