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Old 12-26-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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wrong dimensions... can't load linux...

hi... i have one problem...

first time when i was installing linux i didn't set correct horizontal and vertical dimensions of my monitor... later i found dimensions and in xorg.conf rewrite them... for HorizSyn it was set exactly like this 31.5 - 50.0 and for VertRefresh 40-90... i tried to correct them and put for horizontal 79 and for vertical 75... after i restart i tried to load linux again... i couldn't... it stopped when it's trying to load X...

friend told me to press alt+ctrl+F2 and enter init 3... and write again numbers which were written before... i tried that but it won't accept... what do i have to do...

i would like to set that phuc... dimensions to set also better resoultion...

plz help me...
Old 12-27-2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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When you press alt+ctrl+F2, do you see a login prompt? If so, log in with username and password, then make your changes.

hostname login:
% su
# cd to wherever
# vi xorg.conf
# exit

Then press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to stop and restart the X server.

If you don't get the login prompt, what are you seeing?

Let me be sure that I understand you. Are you trying to enter the physical dimensions of your monitor, or the refresh rates?

If you are trying to enter the width and height in mm, the correct place for that information is in the "Monitor" Section, in the option DisplaySize:

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 403 302 # mm

If you are trying to edit the HorizSync and VertRefresh options, I think that it is desirable to enter a range of frequencies (like 31.5 - 50), and not a single value (like 79).
Old 12-27-2005, 04:12 PM   #3
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i fixed it... all i had to do was to press alt+F6 while he's loading linux and to login as root... then open xorg.conf and than rewrite those monitor dimensions... thnx anyway...
Old 12-27-2005, 07:50 PM   #4
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Technically, Linux did load. It was the graphical interface that had the problem.


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