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Old 02-03-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 3 help

I just got a pc with fedora core 3 and windows in a dual boot, i was using fedora and i decided i wanted to change the screen resolution. When i changed it , it said i had to boot, but when i was initializing fedora's graphical interface, all i got was a black screen with a small blue rectangle saying to check pc configuration for the screen. I can go into text- mode with no problem at all, but i do not know how to change the graphical interface screen resolution from text mode, can anyone help me???
Old 02-03-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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you have to edit



Look for the screen section and change it to the desired resolution.

You can use vi to edit this file

vi /etc/X11/XF86conf

you should probably get a quick tutorial on vi first though and backup your original copy of this file
Old 02-04-2005, 06:26 AM   #3
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Boot into runlevel 3, log in as root and type

It should come up with your hardware, tell it which monitor you have and set colours, resolution etc.

Then if you get the root prompt back type telinit 5 to get graphical login.
Old 02-04-2005, 07:19 AM   #4
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The X config file for Fedora Core 3 is /etc/X11/xorg.conf

If all else fails you can edit that.


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