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Old 12-24-2003, 12:20 PM   #1
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Configuring X for LCD Monitors

Okay I have installed Slackware on my new Alienware Laptop, and I logged on as root, and tryed to configure Xfree. The Graphical configuration program cannot be found according to my system, so im using the one through bash promts, xf86config.

I am fine up to the part for vertical and horizontal sync and refresh rates, so I called up Tech Support, and they told me that there is no sync on LCD monitors, and i tried entering 0 and its unaccepted, and i tried 60hz like he said and i got nothing, so now i am at a dead end. Anyone know how to change the X server or bypass this config stage in any way?
Old 12-24-2003, 12:51 PM   #2
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Just put any numbers in there that you want like 50-100 and if you it doesn't work or you want to get rid of it then edit the XF86Config file and comment them out.
Old 12-24-2003, 12:55 PM   #3
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tried, server still crashes, im re-installing it right now to see if when i first logon if i can just go startx and it works cause it never occurred to me until now
Old 12-24-2003, 01:06 PM   #4
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okay it worked, thanks for your help anyways


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