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Old 09-28-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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Video problem in post install


I have just installed Red Hat 9.0 and thought I had everything right. Now I have rebooted that machine and the first time it comes up to the desktop view, the screen is really fuzzy and I cant make anything out. Now, I'm pretty much a new user when it comes down to Linux but I still believe that I simply installed the wrong video adapter. How can I fix this since I cannot see the desktop? I'm betting that I have to do something in text mode, but I dont know what. Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 09-28-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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Try pressing ctrl-alt-minus (the minus on your keypad). This will change to another resolution - it might be that the resolution picked is too much for your monitor to handle. You can press multiple times to try different resolutions, and pick the one you like the best. If that doesn't work, post a reply here and we'll try something more complicated...
 
Old 09-28-2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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I dont think that is it as my monitor can handle the resolution I set it at (had Win XP running same res on it), however I will check that in the morning
 
Old 09-29-2004, 08:21 PM   #4
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I did get a chance to play with it before I left for work this morning, that didnt seem to help it any at all. Can you give me the more complicated advice?
 
Old 09-29-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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OK, this will have to be as complicated as possible, because I've just found a redhat 9 box, and as far as I can tell they don't even give you xf86config anymore If you like, you can try typing xf86config after you log in below - that will prompt you for answers to some bizarre questions (with lots of help), and is the best way to fix X when it's configured wrong.

Press ctrl-alt-f1 to get a text console. Login as root and type "vi /etc/X11/XF86Config". Look through that file for a line that says Section "Device" and post here what the Driver line says, and what video card you have. If you know the right name of the video driver, you can just replace the one there.

If you don't know how to use vi, move to the first letter of the driver name, type cw, then the right name of the driver, then hit escape, then type :wq and hit enter to save and quit. If you don't want to save, use :q! Sorry I have to use vi, but I checked this system for pico and nano, and neither of them are there, so I can't be sure they'd be on your system either.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 09:01 PM   #6
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This worked perfectly... thank you
 
  


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