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Old 10-02-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
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SaX2 resolution + refresh rate

Hey guys,

I've been having some problems with Sax2 in Suse 9.3.

The refresh rate and resolution have been configured wrong so whenever the machine boots, I get a black after selecting Suse linux in GRUB.

I tried the vga=#### command, but that only changes resolution, so that still didn't stop the black screen from appearing. I need to somehow change the refresh rate.

Then I tried init 3, logged in as root and then tried the sax2 -l command but that still gave me a black screen. Any other ideas?

Old 10-02-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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your xorg.conf file is shot. if you can find a way to edit it though the comand line you should be able to manually set the refresh rate and fix it, but Im not sure how to do it. I know the xorg.conf file is in /etc/X11 but Im not sure how to edit it though the command line. The file contains all your disply settings. I wish I could tell you more but Im a bit of a newbie myself.
Old 10-02-2005, 02:03 PM   #3
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login: root
root password
cd /etc/X11
vi xorg.conf
(press "i" to edit, ESC to finish, ":w" to write/save, ":q" to quit)


login: root
root password
cd /etc/X11
xorgconfig (and do the xorg all over)


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