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Old 10-08-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
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No Xfree86 Config File


Ok I have
1) Installed brand new installation of RH9
2) Rebooted and selected the skip configuration for X Server.
3) This gave me a command line to install the NVIDIA graphics RPM from my CD

But after installation when I then go to /etc/X11/ to modify the config file IT DOESN'T EXIST.

What can I do ?

I've tried redhat-config-xfree86, but my monitor display disappears.
If I then ctrl+alt backspace out of that I still have no config file.

Can anyone help ?

Old 10-08-2003, 08:39 AM   #2
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Red Hat has some of it's own tools, such as Xconfigurator and redhat-config-xfree86, and X comes with some of it's own tools:
XFree86 -configure
After creating a config file, you can test it using 'startx', and edit it manually.
Old 10-09-2003, 04:13 AM   #3
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Thanks, but I've sorted it.

Sorry I should have explained, I could run redhat-config-xfree86 but my screen resolution immediately screws up and I can't do anything.

I found a file called "Cards" I think, can't remember where it was. It has all the definitions for the video cards. I edited the default vesa config to run the nvidia driver and then ran redhat-config-xfree86. It let me then set it correctly and I could see what I was doing !!

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