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Old 07-14-2004, 08:06 AM   #1
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VIdeo Problem


I am a very new linux user, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I need to know how to change the refresh rate for my monitor. It keeps telling me it's out of range. When i boot up in "single" mode i guess it's called, what file do i edit to configure this. Any help would be great. I am running Fedora Core 2. I was told to do this but it sems that this path does not exist. /etc/x11/xorg.conf Thanks

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Old 07-14-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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pirate959; no ? is ever stupid at least not within these forums. we all learn
from each other all the time. now u didn,t state which distro or whether gui
text login u r in. that helps in manner of approach to offering help. this is with reference to gui :at the control panel choose main menu>programs>
system>linuxconf (but be very careful this is to be done knowing it is critical) mistake system crash. scroll to monitor selection and adjust refresh
rate.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 08:58 PM   #3
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sorry penguin4. i am having this problem on fedora core 2. the problem is i set everything up with my monitor at work. now that i have my computer at home, it will not support the scan rate that fedora boots up with. I was told to do this.
/etc/x11/xorg.conf however this does not exist on fedora core 2. because i have no monitor i have to do this from the command line Thanks
 
Old 07-14-2004, 09:21 PM   #4
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Ok i got to where i login as root and type this sequence

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
then linux gives back a "permission denied" i am assuming that this is where i change those settings. so i guess i need to get rid of the permission denied. Can i edit this through knoppix???

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Old 07-15-2004, 12:21 AM   #5
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pirate959 - welcome to LQ. You need to be running as root in order to run xorgconfig. xorg.conf is the resulting configuration file that is produced by runnning xorgconfig. If you run it, it basically will just lead you through a series of questions related to your keyboard, mouse, and video card preferences. The main purpose is for video configuration, just as you describe.

I would recommend that you save a copy of the existing xorg.conf in case you need to restore to it, and also read over some of the xorgconfig documentation, so you'll have an idea of what the process will look like. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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well i figured it out. I used the JOE editor to setup the monitor section to my monitors profile. It worked great. I just commented out the old stuff just incase. Thanks for the help. Little by little i am figuing things out.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 07:24 PM   #7
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Excellent -- you have definitely reached your first milestone on the road to Linux Knowledge. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 06:34 AM   #8
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pirate959; totally agree with J.W. good job only way with linux is upward
and progress.
 
  


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