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Old 09-13-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
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Re-run the video setup?


I messed up some of the video settings on the initial setup and X won't start, how do I go back and rerun the video setup. I booted from the disks but it bypasses the setup the second time around.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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Boot from the first CD, and type linux rescue when it promts you to choos an install method.

Tell the installer you wish to locate your RH install, follow the steps.

When the console promt is up, type vi /etc/inittab

When the program opens up, locate this line:
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
Chage that 5 to 3 by: pressing the insert key (an insert message will appear at the bottom left corner of the screen) and change the numbers, press ESC, and now type :x (colon x) to save and exit.

Type exit two times to reboot. When you do so you will be presented with the console, login as root.

Execute this command:
Code:
redhat-config-xfree86
Follow the onscreen instructions, and exit.

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Old 09-13-2003, 08:01 PM   #3
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the inittab file doesn't seem to exist. when i open it in vi it creates a new file. i've tried it 2 times now and i'm am typing correctly.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:04 PM   #4
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Did you do the chroot?? if not, edit the file located at /mnt/sysimage/etc/inittab... sorry I forgot the chroot command (since the installer tells you so )

You may edit without chrooting to /mnt/sysimage.

Just for the record, you do the chroot with:
Code:
chroot /mnt/sysimage/

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Old 09-13-2003, 08:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. I've edited and saved the file rebooted and ran the redhat-config-xfree86 command and i get an error saying it can't start x server. Doesn't red hat come with some sort of text based config tool like xf86config?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:33 PM   #6
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No, it doesn't... but you may try to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file by hand and change the values there... I'd start by the driver, change it to vesa and then double and triple check the monitor configurarion (specially the vsync and hsync values) and the resolutions.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:35 PM   #7
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What error does the log report (/var/log/XFree86.0.log) as the error?
 
  


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