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Old 06-23-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
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How to solve with my monitor


I am a newbie here, I have problem with my new LCD monitor. I have searched topics regarding this but there is only one topic saying about red hat linux OS which I am using. The problem is I bought a new LCD monitor and when started computer it seemed fine but right before log in step the monitor displayed "Frequency out of range .... 88Hz". I am using linux red hat ver 9.0. I really dont know what to do because I am new to linux world therefore I really need your help showing me all steps in detail to overcome this matter.

I am longing for your help

Thank you very much indeed

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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Well, you need to reconfigure X for your new monitor... either run the command line tool or edit your XFree86 Config file manually in /etc/X11/
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I am still a newbie to linux so could you or someone else instruct me step by step then I can follow.

Thank you very much
Old 06-23-2005, 06:26 PM   #4
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Is there any one who can help me, I really need to get my work proceeded because now I getting stuck
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You could try "xorgconfig" (if you're using or "xf86config" (if you're using xfree86). These are step-by-step CLI tools to allow you to configure the x server.

Or, you can manually edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or /etc/X11/xf86.conf - depends on which you have). In the section about your monitor, change the values for your old monitor with the ones for your new monitor. That's it.

If you're in the CLI (sounds like you are), you can edit these files most easily using "nano" or "pico" - you should have at least one of them installed:
# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

use the cursor to find the part you need to edit, then edit the file - be careful here - to exit the file, press ctrl-x and hit "y" to save.


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