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Old 09-16-2002, 08:32 PM   #1
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X Windows Might not be comfigured right

Hi Everyone,

I installed Red Had Linux 6 on my old HP Pavilion (133 mhz, 16 mg of ram, 2 gig harddrive). I am not dual booting (I wiped Windows 95 from the system) and it automatically boots to X windows (Gnome). Well, what shows up on my screen is black & white with very poor dpi resolution. I might of entered the wrong info during the installation process about my video card and monitor. How can I change it so it can show color and an overall better view? Please explain it very simply since Linux is very new to me.

Thanks for all the help!!!
Old 09-16-2002, 08:41 PM   #2
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I don't know if RH 6 came with it, but you will want to open up a terminal (the icon that looks like an old computer screen) and type:

That will help you to reconfigure your X. If not, try xf86config



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