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jlswebdev
post Feb 24 2004, 04:43 AM
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I installed Redhat 9 and after it detected my video card I had to select a monitor and they didn't list my model so I chose a model close to it but now the gui is all fuzzy when I boot up and I am unable to get into gnome to change it due to not being able to see anything. Is there anyway to change it without reinstalling linux?
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post Feb 24 2004, 06:28 AM
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1.reboot linux
2.when the linux bootup start [that 10sec wait time] enter : linux INIT3
[this will start linux in LEVEL3 , meening without X].

3.use something like mc, to edit /etc/X11/FX86Config
[note you change you're monitor in the config file, be carefull when setting freqvencies, and resolutions...[it's at the neer end of the file (the monitor settings)]

4.Once done, save it, reboot , and hope that you've set it correctly this time

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post Feb 24 2004, 07:25 AM
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Hi

I've found that where RedHat 8 would detect and use most video cards, RedHat 9 Failed...

ie:
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro SP6100
512Mb Ram
Nvidia video card (Nvidia2go)
Intel NIC
Tosh Wireless
Bluetooth
etc etc etc

RedHat 8 loved it, worked no problem.. Redhat 9, bah no.. Didn't like the display. Used Nvidias Linux drivers, failed.. Tried rebuilding X manually.. Failed...
I gave up...

Try something like SuSE 9 or Xandros 2.. I found both to pretty much support most drivers and work without a problem.. There is one issue with using Xandros on a Laptop with NVidia graphics.. And its a case of adding an option to /etc/X11/Xf86config-4

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