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Old 01-17-2003, 08:09 PM   #1
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Flat Panel Monitor problem

Hi All,
I just switch to Dell Flat Panel Monitor and cennot run KDE,
I'm getting error "cannot display in this video mode"
Can you help me? I'm new to linux (mandrake) , how to change
video mode for XWindows ?
I tried /etc/X11/XF86Config but it writes that permission denied
although I am as root logged.
I have nice monitor and can use it only in text mode.
Stupid Dell only included drivers for stuoid MS Windows...

thanks in advance
Old 01-18-2003, 04:02 PM   #2
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XF86Config is a file containing your configuration settings. You can edit it, but you can't run it. If you want to run a program to configure it for you, it is xf86config (lowercase), usually in /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config or /usr/bin/X11/xf86config or /usr/X11/bin/xf86config.
Old 01-18-2003, 07:41 PM   #3
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thanks a lot, its working now.


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