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Old 01-24-2004, 05:52 AM   #1
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Wow, I changed my resolution now i cant log in!

This is pretty stupid, but I was messing around and changed my desktop resolution. I logged out and then when it changed, my monitor says the sync is out of range.. How can I get back into Redhat and change the resolution back?
Old 01-24-2004, 06:24 AM   #2
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Do you know the capabilities of your monitor? Try the manual or the manufacturers website, and when you know the vertical sync and the horizontal sync, run xf86config and enter your refresh rates manually.

If you know how, you can use vi to manually edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and enter your own refresh rates.

If you are unsure of what version of XF86Config you are using, check /var/log/XFree86Config.log and there will be a commented line near the beginning with the full path of the correct config file.

Hope it helps.
Old 01-24-2004, 03:06 PM   #3
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On Redhat 9 I don't believe they include xf86config anymore, I believe it is redhat-config-XFree86, not sure since I'm not on my linux box at the moment. At a console just run find /usr/bin -name redhat* -print and this will show you all the redhat configuration utilities, then just run the one that has xfree86 or along those lines in it.



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