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Old 04-03-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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how to run XF86Config from the command line

i've posted a thread before because the monitor turns off everytime i started GUI, i was told to run XF86Config from the shell, i typed: Redhat-Config-XFree86 but the monitor turned off again! how can i run XF86Config from the shell? lead me plz so ican know what to type in the command line, plz i need help im struggling with it!!
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Old 04-03-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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There is a command line util called xf86config Just type that in to a console. If that doesn't work try /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config
Old 04-03-2004, 05:48 PM   #3
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Well you could do it like he said, or
vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
But try his ways first :-)
Old 04-03-2004, 06:15 PM   #4
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i tried to type xf86config as a root on the command line, it doesnt work.
and there is no such directory /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config, there is /usr/X11R6/bin/xfree86, anyway i tried to run it but the same error occurs, the moitor turned off again...
i think going in vi editor is a little diificult, i dont know how to pass the parameters of my monitor through the vi editor
im really confused, i have a homework to do :S
i would really appreciated if you guys lead me to an easy solution, there must be one!!
thanx alot
Old 04-03-2004, 08:28 PM   #5
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I would try using a file editor : emacs or vim , they will allow you to edit the X86Config file, just type one of them in front of the file name you want to edit in the terminal.
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xf86config is actually XF86Config - in Linux the capital letters really do matter. You could quite easily have several files which at first glance look the same but aren't:,,, etc can all exist and be different.


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