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Old 08-07-2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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How do I get X to automatically configure/re-configure at boot?

I recently did a Dual boot sys for a friend, when I got it round his I had to reconfigure X as his monitor had different specs to mine, and was whistling like crazy.

Is there some script to run at boottime to automatically configure X?

I was thinking along the lines of mdetect & dicover or kudzu & hotplug.
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The easiest way would be to just reduce the refresh rate fo the monitor down to, say, 75 or 70Hz - that should help with the noise problem.
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the specs o his monitor (philips 17" 107e) are horizontal 30-71 and vertical 50-160

the refresh rates shown in kde were 75Hz @ 800x600 and 61 @ 640x480

these came from the dodgy ol 14" I used to set it up with.

But i am working on a little project and would love to find some way of configuring X on the fly, without having to edit the file either manually or having to run the command myself.
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Maybe it would be possible to have some sort of scrip from within xinitrc so when X is starting up, if it detects a different monitor than the one in the config, configure and use a "safe" configuration based on detection? That sounds good, but may be a tad too difficult to actually imiplment, I think.
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Isn't that what Knoppix does? If so, what do I need to do to rip the scripts?


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