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Old 02-14-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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New monitor - out of range

Hooray! I finally ponied up the cash and picked up a flatscreen LCD.

Booo! I'm typing this from Windows XP, because my X11Config isn't setup for the new monitor!

I use Grub, it's set to start KDE on startup.

Sooooooooo... What's the switch to turn off graphical login from the boot loader? I'm pretty sure I know the files to edit, and I have the specs for my new screen, but I can't login to change 'em!
Old 02-14-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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Use the ctrl+alt+F1 or F2, F3 etc.. to get terminal and log in as root then

init 3


telinit 3 possibly

infact if you're monitor ain't working at all that's no help I guess.

Press e or something like that to edit your boot parameter in grub and add a 3 at the end of the line, I've forget with grub

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Old 02-14-2004, 09:05 PM   #3
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Adjust your /etc/inittab from:




or something similar.

This will drop you into the command line instead of the GUI, at least until you get the setting to your liking. Oh, and until then, if you have a burner, you might want to get a coppy of knoppix, or another cd-based Linux distro, because they are great for fixing things like this. You just boot it, mount your drive, and adjust your settings. A definite must for anybody that works on computer, be it Linux or anything else.


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