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Old 09-27-2004, 10:49 PM   #1
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Display problem with Fedora


For reasons I am entirely unsure of, when I rebooted my computer a short time ago, something went wrong with the display and shot my 1920X1440 laptop display down to 600X800 before getting into Fedora. I figured out how to change everything back to the correct display, but after exiting out of the display options I received this message:

"Display settings changed

You need to log out and restart the X server for the changes to take effect.
Configuration was written to /etc/X11/XF86Config, original configuration saved as /etc/X11/XF86Config.backup."

Is this anything that I need to worry about? The problem seems fixed. If I do need to restart the "X server," how should I do this?

The only thing that I can still see being affected are a few games such as tux racer, which appear very slow and the graphics are obviously off. I don't know if this is a screen resolution problem, but I really don't know the resolution of my screen. My computer model is in the link below if it helps.

http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-...-lc2410CE.html

Last edited by mixedmemes; 09-28-2004 at 12:20 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 12:17 AM   #2
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nothing to worry about, just restart X.
To restart x:
1)ctrl+alt+backspace
2)open a terminal become root type: init 3
you choose,
restart x: as root: type: init 5
or type startx
done
 
Old 09-28-2004, 12:42 AM   #3
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I did what you said. When I typed ctrl+alt+backspace I went to the login screen, which I assume was what was supposed to happen. I logged in as a user again and opened a terminal and stuck in the root access. I typed in init 3, and the screen went black and text came up as "microcode: error" ..."bad data in microcode data file...No mountpoints defined".

I typed in as the root user and gave the command "startx", and I was logged in as root. When I tried to log out I got another black screen that told me I had deleted or destroyed in some way something that was going on. I retried the startx command and this time restarted the computer after a while.

Upon logging in under my username I see no change; the only thing significant is that a couple games don't work, but I'm worried that this means there is some sort of display problem I am missing as there never was a problem before.

Also, does anyone know what could have triggered this? The only thing significant I did before hand was attempt to plug in a jumpdrive usb storage device. The screen resolution change came as a complete shock to me.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 01:14 AM   #4
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About the error you recieved most probably they was caused because you killed X to restart it, so my guess is that you dont have to worry about that.
About your display, are you sure you configure the display resolution correctly?
what i mean is, you are using Fedora right? which is it 1 or 2? because i am using FC2 and i have Xorg, so i guess i would make any change in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and under the Screen section i will modify the "Modes".
Now please keep in mind this is just a suggestion, not instructions because i am not very sure.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 01:46 AM   #5
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I'm using Fedora one, so unfortunately your advice probably doesn't apply. Thanks very much for the help though. There will be a lot less panic if that happens to me again.

I'm still a bit annoyed at the fact that I can't get the two games working. Perhaps it has something to do with the color display? I have it set to the highest (millions).
 
Old 09-28-2004, 07:38 AM   #6
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Might have to do with 3D - is one of the games Tuxracer? If so, check the forums to get your video card drivers working; there are a ton of postings on it.
 
  


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