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Old 03-15-2001, 10:12 AM   #1
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I have completed an install of RedHat 7.0 on an AST Ascentia J10. After some serious out-thinking of myself I finally have Linux up and running on it... ha!

Now, two questions...

1) Where do I find the switch that turns off the graphical logon interface that automatically starts X? I would like to log in to the text based environment.

2) When in Gnome or KDE I am getting my screen only drawn on 3/4 of the monitor. I am getting a virtual window that is active and I can get to all the functionality but, this 3/4 (horizontal 3/4 vertical 100%) is not right... I am using the Acer 11D monitor settings... Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Old 03-15-2001, 11:43 AM   #2
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Okay first you want to change your runlevel to 3, instead of 5 in the inittab file.
Your other problem would resided in your XF86Config file, most likely you will need to manually edit it to turn off virtual display settings.
Old 03-15-2001, 05:17 PM   #3
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The Run Level in inittab did the trick for starting with the GUI... My only question is how did I set that by mistake... Something for me to ponder...

I have commented out the refereces to Virtual within the XF86Config file, No luck... Still getting a screen 3/4 of the way accross the monitor. After changing the file, I ran /etc/lilo and then rebooted machine... No luck - I changed copy of XL86Config in /etc/X11... What is the deal with XL86Config-4? How can I tell what config file I am using?

Thanks for the info sofar...

More to come...

Old 03-23-2001, 09:29 AM   #4
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first - run Xconfigurator from cmd prompt
and select only one graphical mode.
if that doesn't work - you can switch between graphical modes using ctr+alt+(numeric keypad '+')
Old 03-27-2001, 06:14 PM   #5
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I finally got it... I had to remove everything except one entry in the XF86Config file... If anyone needs a copy of this for their own AST J-series machine... Let me know.

Old 06-27-2002, 10:19 AM   #6
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I've got a problem with my linux RedHat 6.1 and my laptop Acer 212TX. The problem is that I can't configure the Xserver because I haven't any driver for my video card Trident Cyberblade Ai1. Whe I go to the Trident web site, I don't find any information...
Now I ask some help, some trick to configure my video card and use my monitor in a resolution al least of 800x600. My previous tries had set the resolution to 320x200... It's impossible to use...

Thanks a lot, best regards pbm


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