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Old 12-09-2004, 05:22 AM   #1
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i am finding difficulties in configuring the X Windows (XFree86)
using xf86config on red hat linux..
is there any parameter for xf96config that will AutoDetect my hardware/graphics settings ?
cuz the xf86config setup is asking so many questions that i dont know what to answer.. so i want xf86config to autodetect my settings.. plz help me
Old 12-09-2004, 05:34 AM   #2
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No, you have to answer the questions yourself. Most all of the questions I would start by answering whatever the default "yes" or "no" is. What you really need to know is your monitors vertical and horizontal sync rates. Look it up on your manufacturer's web site if you don't know them.
Old 12-09-2004, 06:21 AM   #3
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If you can't find out the scan frequencies, and have a relatively modern monitor (i.e. not more than five years old), you can be pretty safe with just entering under 16-bit 1024 x 768 @ 60Hz and that should do with running X Windows until you can get a hang of what resolutions, frequencies and such like your card and monitor is capable of.


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