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post Mar 2 2004, 07:25 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Can anyone help this newbie? Running Red Hat 9, I changed the display resolution of my monitor; now at the end of the boot sequence it just powers down. How can I get back to reverse the changes I've made?
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post Mar 2 2004, 09:16 PM
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Its GNU/

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boot up, turn off the monitor when it starts to switch to GUI ... wait til the hard drive light stops blinking, then press Ctrl-Alt-F2 ...

turn on the monitor, you should have a console display.

login as root, edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config
find the section that looks similar to this:

       SubSection "Display"
               Depth     24
               Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

remove the modes that don't work ... save the file

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