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Old 05-23-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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Screwed Myself over less than one day into it

I just got up RedHat Linux last night (stayed up to 12:30 to do it, too) and then, today, I accidentally configured the monitor as something other than what it is. (big whoops, but I thought I had the right settings). What should I do to get back my display? Or do I have to start from scratch?
Old 05-23-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
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boot into rescue mode (boot from cd1 to do that and choose resque mode) and run xf86config.
it'll reconfigure the whole X bit again (monitor, videocard, resolution,...)
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Should be easy to fix, if you remember the setting.
There may be a more graphical method (xf86config), but try getting to the command prompt and maybe text edit (vim filepath) your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. :wq to save and exit.
Try Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2) to get to a text login prompt first.

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Old 05-23-2003, 07:33 PM   #4
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those were the days

ALWAYS always consider making backups of files you are thinking about messing with.

cd /etc/X11
cp XF86Config XF86Config.bak


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