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Old 07-20-2003, 03:50 PM   #1
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new monitor - display problem


My trusty old CRT fried on me last night, went out and got a new MAG 15" TFT. Works fine on Win2k, but when I boot up RedHat 9, it boots as normal, then blanks when gnome comes up and the monitor's internal software tells me the refresh rate (53.3 Hz or something close to that) is not supported. I am unable at this point to use the monitor's onscreen adjustments to change the refresh/resolution. Can I fix this from the command line?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-20-2003, 04:05 PM   #2
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Did you try running (as root)?:

redhat-config-xfree86

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network
Manage software:
redhat-config-packages

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:41 PM   #3
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still problems

Yes, I tried redhat-config-xfree86. It dumps me to a terminal that my monitor cannot display, just like before with X. I can return to the other terminal as normal but there is nothing doing there, and I have to restart. Any other suggestions?

Thanks again.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:46 PM   #4
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Try the other tools.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, most likely, you want the Linux IA32 driver
 
Old 07-20-2003, 07:31 PM   #5
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ng

Tried all of the above, either not on my system or unable to run. If I go to /etc/X11/, I find XF86Config, but I get a "command not found" if I try to run it. All of the other tools do not seem to be present in RH9. (I even looked in /usr/X11R6/bin/ ). I can't see why redhat-config-xfree86 needs to run in X, but that's what it seems to be doing.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:03 PM   #6
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Do you boot to a console login and then startx?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:11 PM   #7
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Re: ng

Quote:
Originally posted by lnxusr01
Tried all of the above, either not on my system or unable to run. If I go to /etc/X11/, I find XF86Config, but I get a "command not found" if I try to run it.
That is a configuration file you can edit by hand (or more likely the file XF86Config-4 if it exists) if you know your monitor specs.
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All of the other tools do not seem to be present in RH9. (I even looked in /usr/X11R6/bin/ ).
I have 3 of those tools in Red Hat 7.2 and I thought those 3 were included in a standard X install.

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I can't see why redhat-config-xfree86 needs to run in X, but that's what it seems to be doing.
I thought you could run that from a virtual terminal, but I haven't upgraded yet, so I haven't tried it myself.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 10:46 PM   #8
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Thumbs up done

I appreciate the advice, but I just reinstalled the OS. All is well. Thanks!
 
  


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