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Old 09-10-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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Question My LCD's not displaying that X thing...

Hi, I'm completely new to Linux.

I'm using FC4, and everything installed fine(I think), but I chose a really high screen resolution during the last part of the setup, and my display tells me something like "cannot display in this video mode". It goes into this right after I boot.

I got a Dell E193...something.

I just need a way to actually see something, maybe then I'll be able to fix all those video card problems i'll probably be having.

Thanks for any help in advance.
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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Did it work?
Old 09-20-2005, 05:14 PM   #4
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Try typing '<kernel name> 2' (eg. linux 2) at the boot prompt, to go to single user mode, then do xf86config (or the equivalent for if Fedora Core 4 uses it - I'm not sure, as I've never used Fedora). Follow the prompts to configure it, then run startx (or telinit 5).

Hope this helps.



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