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Old 02-10-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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EDIT XORG.CONFG after ati driver install .

ATI DRIVER INSTALL edit xorg.config
I have just installed /home/david/Desktop/ .If I restart my computer to finish the install,I will get a black screen,and I will have to restart in recovery mode to get my desktop back and my xorg will be using the vesa driver ,my xorg is below .Can someone tell me how to edit this to change the screen resolution so that it will be in range of my monitors optimum resolution of 1280x1024,when I restart my computer .
Not sure that this will work,but not much else that I know to try .
Thanks .

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0

Section "Files"

Section "Module"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
Option "DPMS" "true"

Section "Device"
Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Did you run fglrxconfig ?
For more help you need to provide more info like:
Video card name and model
Monitor name and model
Output of 'lspci' and 'lsmod'


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