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Old 06-07-2003, 11:22 PM   #16
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The thing I see missing is the HorizSync and VertRefresh listed under your monitor section. I don't know if that would necessarily fix your problem, but it seems to be a possibility.

Try copying Rick422' HoziSync and VertRefresh settings. They should work.

Or

Backup your XF86Config file and try running 'xf86config' from the command line. Oh, and to set your moitor at 70 Hz

Modes "1280x1024/70" "800x600" "640x480"

I think, somebody correct me if I'm wrong

Try that I guess...
 
Old 06-07-2003, 11:35 PM   #17
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Do not copy my HorizSync and VertRefresh rates without checking the manual or the back of your monitor to see what settings to use. Using too high of a refresh rate can in rare cases damage a monitor. If you can not find the correct refresh rates make sure to use a conservative guess by not making the largest number too high. Be especially careful to not to use too high a number on an older monitor. On my computer Red Hat was to probe it for the max and min refresh rates as well as what type of monitor I have. The manufacturers web page would also have the max and min settings.

This probably would not apply in your case, but I inserted a Y-adapter to connect two identical monitors in seperate rooms. Red Hat was no longer able to proble them with the Y-adaptor installed. I assume your monitor is most likely connected directly to the computer? In both rooms I have a seperate Monitor, keyboard and mouse. They are 10 feet apart. Let us know if any of this helps or not.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 12:50 AM   #18
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I went back and installed all the X, KDE and GNOME packages off the CD, but there are still not GUI tools for me to use (There is no display option under System Settings) in either KDE or GNOME.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:03 AM   #19
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I am not sure why that tool is not there. You did say you are using Red Hat 9 didn't you. I am also using Red Hat 9. I have a copy of the Red Hat Linux 8.0 Bible in front of me ( I do not have a copy of the Red Hat Linux 9 Bible however). On page 123 it says this:

"To open the Display Settings window from the main red hat menu, click System Settings -> Display. The display Settings window appears . . .

It then goes on to say "Changes made in the Display Settings window results in a new /etc/X11/XF86Config file being created."

Perhaps you will need to edit the file manually. One other possibility is something described on the previous page of the Red Hat Linux 8.0 Bible. It is to use this command:

XFree86 -configure

It says that it will create a file called XF86Config.new and place it in roots home directory. Once it is created you can try using it by typring this:

XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new

I have never actually used that command. I have never need to with RH 8.0 or RH 9. You can read about it in the manual with the command below and using the pagedown key until you see -configure:

man XFree86

What kind of monitor and videocard are you using?
 
Old 06-08-2003, 02:12 AM   #20
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i know that you have said that your on red hat, yet in mandrake it's in the hardware section that you would set your refresh rates and play with your monitor.

good luck. haven't played much with red hat so i'm at some what i loss to help you out. i would follow along with the others though.

cheers.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 11:13 PM   #21
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Thanks for everyone's help. I finally got it! The trick was to give it the right , Horiz and Vert refresh rates.

HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0

is what did it for me in the end.

Thanks again,

CD
 
  


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