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Old 12-24-2002, 05:12 PM   #1
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Question I Can't Get My Monitor To Work When I Run Startx!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't get it to work when I go to startx the window thing...its because I changed my monitor to a smaller now I can't figure out how to change the config. of the monitor...I tried xf86config but that just gave me the mouse config. so I don't know what to do, help me if you can...
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Old 12-24-2002, 05:28 PM   #3
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xf86config should give you all settings, not just the mouse.
Are you sure, you did not miss something when using it?

If not; is it possible to put the old monitor back and choose a generic monitor using some other setup tool available in your distro?
E.g. in SuSe there is a 'vesa compatible monitor' option, which results in a moderate resolution and sync frequencies, which would fit (almost) all monitors.
Then you can put back the new monitor, which should work.

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What distro are you running? And you waited all of 1 minute to "bump" your thread?

You should only have to manually edit your XF86Config (maybe XF86Config-4) file if xf86config isn't working correctly. Even then it probably won't be too bad.

Let us know the distro/version and maybe a bit about your hardware.



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