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Old 07-13-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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Running Hardware Config From Command Line

P3 733Mhz
Rage 128
Trident GUI 9440
Mandrake 10.0

I screwed up X somehow when I installed a second video card and tried to get dual monitors running.

Now when I boot up (even after removing the second video card), I boot up into a command line. I can log in and all, but I need to run the hardware configuration wizard and I never learned how to initiate it from the command line.

Does anyone know how to get the hardware configuration wizard going from the command line on Mandrake 10.0?

Its not # harddrake or hconfig or hdconfig or hardware or hwconfig or hdrake.

I need to get my X back up and hopefully without reinstalling.

Thanks for your help,
Old 07-13-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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Not harddrake?
It used to be, although you typed
# harddrake start

But maybe you have a saved X-configuration file. Look in /etc/X11, there should be a file XF86config.old (or something like that). Rename it to XF86config-4 and try 'startx'.
Old 07-13-2004, 10:11 AM   #3
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I ended up sticking the card back in and going through the wizard when it autodetected the card, removing it and going through the wizard again when it detected that I removed the card.

I just can't get the dual monitor setup to work successfully.

I have a Trident GUI 9440 and a ATI Rage 128 Pro
I chose to use ?Ximenera? but with no success. I said it detected two screens but no usable configuration settings



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