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Old 09-24-2001, 10:32 PM   #1
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How do I configure my resolution for Xwindows?


I just installed redhat Linux 7.1 . I kind of need help as obviously I am a absolute newbie to Linux.

My resolution in KDE is hurting my eyes as it keep flickering. Anyway I can change the resolution and the refresh rates?

I am using Nvidia Geforce GTS and I think the drivers are already installed but the resolution refresh rate still is kind of lousy.

Anyone can point any proper help links or guide me out?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-25-2001, 01:22 AM   #2
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with redhat 7.1, you can try any of these.. from the command line of course...

Xconfigurator, Setup, xf86config, and XFree86Setup or you can hand edit the XFree86Config file.....
 
Old 09-25-2001, 03:58 AM   #3
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There appears to be a problem for my Xconfiguration.

I can get to the part that tell me
PCI ENTRY: nVidia Coporation: NV15(Geforce 2 GTS)
X Server: None
Xfree4 Driver: nv (default)

Next, I cannot choose anything like resolution or refresh rates etc etc which I saw from an example online from learnthat.com

The next thing I got was
There is an error reading the file /etc/sysconfig/mouse

Do I actually need to download Xfree86 ? I did a full install for my RH7.1 .

Another question is, someone mention that there should be a section call Hardware in my KDE control center. Should there be any?

I only had pepephrals(something like that cant spell properly now) which is the closest to hardware.

Thanks if anyone could help.
 
Old 09-25-2001, 08:49 PM   #4
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i hear there are problems with nvdia Geforce cards when used within linux... might want to check out www.xfree86.org for more info and or their own site... i think you need a updated version of X or new drivers most likely.
 
Old 09-25-2001, 10:29 PM   #5
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Hi once again,
If I do not have XF86Setup command and Setup command, do you think there is a problem with my installation or something?
 
Old 09-26-2001, 01:08 AM   #6
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probably not..
try xf86config as root, and see if that works.
what type of errors are you getting when trying XF86Setup or Setup?
 
Old 09-26-2001, 01:39 AM   #7
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If, in Redhat, you can't run Xconfigurator (when typing that command, remember that Linux is case-sensistive), then something might be wrong with your installation. However, before assuming that:

As root, type the following to find out where Xconfigurator lives on your system:
Code:
find / -name Xconfigurator
On my system (Mandrake 8.0) the program lives in the /usr/X11R6/bin directory. If the program actually does exist, try typing the full pathname when executing it from th command line. In my example, it would be:
Code:
/usr/X11R6/bin/Xconfigurator
If that works, you might want to add that directory to your PATH, so that in the future you can just type "Xconfigurator" without the fully-qualified path.
 
Old 09-26-2001, 10:01 AM   #8
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I finally undestand why I got such a problem.

It was due to my mouse problem and the installation could not be completed properly.

I reinstalled and everything's cool now although I still have some minor problems but should be able to solve them soon.


Thanks for the help here everyone, you had really given me ideas on how to solve the problems =).
 
  


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