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Old 07-11-2002, 06:59 PM   #1
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new monitor

My monitor just died on my linux box, so I went and got another one. However, when i boot linux the monitor goes blank when x windows starts. How do i configure my computer so that this monitor will work?
Old 07-11-2002, 07:04 PM   #2
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I guess you must have a GUI login when u start your system. Now, you try to get into the text logon, and from there you are able to set new resolution for your monitor.
Old 07-12-2002, 03:16 PM   #3
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ohssax, easy way, back up files in text mode under root and reinstall Linux.

Hard way: reboot to Linux CD1, enter rescue, type xf86config
Old 07-12-2002, 05:39 PM   #4
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what distro are you using ?
try to boot up in runlevel 3 (at lilo boot hit
esc then enter; linux runlevel 3
or do ctrl+alt+f2 to get a console whilst your
X still runs and do telinit 3
and a ctrl+alt+backspace should kill X also
For redhat use Xconfigurator
For Mandrake XFdrake
Suse as far i remember Sax or something
harder way xf86cfg or xf86config or hack
XF86Config-4 in /etc/X11
i guess your monitor refresh rates are a bit
overdone choose some moderate freq. to start
good luck
Old 07-12-2002, 07:07 PM   #5
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ctrl-alt-backspace to get out of X, if you are in, then run "XFree86 -configure". The resulting config file will be named and saved into root, I believe, copy to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (save your old XF86Config-4 in case this don't work). This will usually detect any new monitor or input device settings for you.


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