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Old 11-28-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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changing your monitor

How can I get fedora to detect a new monitor and run the wizard to install it?

Will it detect the different monitor at boot up and start the wizard on its own. Or will I have to run a command to get it to setup the new monitor?

And what is the command.
Old 11-28-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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It SHOULD find it on startup.
Old 11-29-2004, 01:05 AM   #3
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X config

I dont know much about fedora, but if doesn't automatically detect like snatale1 says then your going to have to update your x configuration manually. Are you useing Xorg or Xfree86?
Old 11-30-2004, 11:04 PM   #4
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I got brave today and tried changing to a different monitor on my FC2 system.
well really I did it with out thinking I move my linux box to a new location and used an existing monitor. I do that with my windows boxes some times and did it out of habit.

It did not auto detect it. The screen just went blank after the text part of boot-up was finished and the graphics part started.

I have not tested it on my FC3 system yet.

I know with Knoppix the monitor is auto detected so there has to be a way.
Changing the X11 files is a pain. some times I take my linux box with me and use what ever monitor is available. So far I have had to use it in text mode only when doing this.

If any one else has any ideals let me know.

You asked if I was runing XFree86 or Xorg . Im using what ever is the default with the FC2 install on that system.
What would be the command to find out?

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Old 12-01-2004, 04:08 PM   #5
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That would be Xorg then, as for the command to find out, for future reference,

X -version

If your useing multiple monitors, but the same ones (i.e. the one in your living room, the one at work) then you might consider setting up a couple monitor profiles. You could have several xorg.conf's, for instance one called xorg.conf.default and another called Then you could symbolically link the monitor profile you wont to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

If you like this idea I will write you a shell script to ask which monitor profile it should link to xorg.conf at boot time


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