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Old 04-06-2004, 04:40 PM   #16
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editing from single user mode

Morado asked:
> can someone explain me how to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file?
> pease i am really new here.....!!! thanx

I assume you mean "when I'm in single user mode, I don't have any GUI, so how do I edit anything?"

If know vi or emacs, you can use them. If not, you can try something like:

mcedit /etc/X11/XF86Config

mcedit is about as close as you can get on Linux to the old DOS editor or Windows Notepad.

Old 04-08-2004, 11:53 AM   #17
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i had the same problem with Red Hat 9.0,. I'm sure its a HARDWARE problem, with the BIOS video default settings. Try to disable the following parameters in your BIOS:

PCI/VGA PAlette Snop

Video BIOS Shadow

After doing this, the statx should not have any problem
Old 04-09-2004, 12:02 AM   #18
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OK, zeak_linux. I'll look at those machines when I get back to work, tomorrow. If that fixes the problem, then it suggests that some change from RH7.2 to RH9 caused new sensitivity to these settings. I will report my results, when I am able to reboot the machines.

Old 04-09-2004, 10:46 PM   #19
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Angry Oops


zeak_linux, when I responded to you yesterday, I thought this was a different thread, where I was having the problem. On this thread, I've not experienced this problem. Hopefully, the people on this thread who are having blank-screen problems will try this.

Old 04-21-2004, 10:25 PM   #20
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I have just solved this exact problem

I have a Dell Inspiron 4600
Nvidea Geforce 5200 card
17in E172FPb flat monitor

I installed Red hat 9.0 (using the text version as the graphical just went blank).

So, to solve it I did the following:

1 - Downloaded the latest driver from Nvidea
2 - Added 'single' to the boot line using the 'e' option in GRUB. See for more.
3 - Installed the driver as in the readme file from Nvidea
4 - Found out which XFree86 I was using and edited the required lines (as in readme file)
5 - rebooted!!

Hope that helps you.



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