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Old 09-10-2003, 06:54 AM   #1
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x config


i installed rh9 with screen res at 1024x768, but when i startx it only shows 640x480. /etc/x11/xf86config says

Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

removing 640x480 causes x to fail on startup. my monitor is very capable of displaying 1024. anyone help? thanks
Old 09-10-2003, 07:24 AM   #2
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Have you tried leaving the 640x480 entry in, but cycling through the resolutions once X has started?

ctrl - alt - + cycles up through resolutions and colour depths, and if you get to a resolution which doesn't work, use ctrl - alt - backspace to cycle backwards through them.

I had similar problems when I first installed X (last week!) and thats how I got past it.

Also make sure that your card is set up correctly when you run xf86config as root.
Old 09-10-2003, 11:32 AM   #3
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thanks for your input.

tried cycling already, doenst work.
bksp gets out of X.
for install, i just typed startx after installing OS and it did everything for me. dunno about setting up card, RH installer did that for me too.

anyone else got ideas? (or morrolan got any more?)

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Old 09-10-2003, 12:35 PM   #4
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Sounds like a bad config file...

Search the forum 'cause there are MANY threads like yours.

In a word: reconfigure.


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