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Old 06-29-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
Scyth
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Screen resolution in Fedora


After having fedora installed for a few days, I went and changed my screen resolution (in system tools? system settings?) and Now after restarting X, and logging in and out again I can no longer see anything on the screen. This goes for all users and even bootup too, I know fedora is working becasue I can get to the login screen (just can't see anything) and acutually login. So I'm guessing it's screen resolution as it Happend after changing it.

Using fedora core 2 ( tettnang )

Can anyone help (yes, I can get into windows which is also installed, which Is what I am on currently).

Thanks,
Scyth.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 02:37 PM   #2
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<CTRL><ALT><KP-> and <CTRL><ALT><KP+> will cycle you through any resolutions you have defined besides your current broken resolution.

If that doesn't work, you will need to boot to a non X init level, and edit your X config file, which will either be /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/XF86Config-4 (the -4 file will be used preferentially if it exists).

You need to look for Section "Screen", Subsection "Display", Modes. Comment out the existing line and enter something like:
Modes "800x600"

You might also have set a color depth your hardware can't handle, so you may need to change your "Depth" settings in the same section to something sane.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 02:49 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Thanks, that worked, just got it to a setting where I could see and switched it to my older setting.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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Glad it helped. Thanks for letting me know.
 
  


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