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i found this online, I tried to edit my xfree86 file to match the info in there, but it caused serious problems after it rebooted, everything was all messed up, ...
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    i found this online, I tried to edit my xfree86 file to match the info in there, but it caused serious problems after it rebooted, everything was all messed up, of course i may be doing it wrong, what aplication do you reccommend for editing this, i have been using kedit, however I am not sure if this is the best aplication for this purpose


    here

    # ************************************************** ********************
    # * XF86Config for IBM ThinkPad 770 X *
    # * XFree86 3.3.3.1 with Trident Cyber3937 DVD Patch *
    # * *
    # * 1999-03-08: Inital release - 1280x1024 (13.7") display *
    # * Bill Mair <bill.mair@bm-soft.com> *
    # * *
    # * 1999-04-26: Added settings for 1024x768 (14.1") display *
    # * Submitted by: Bob Munro <ramunro1@ix.netcom.com> *
    # * *
    # * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    # * *
    # * There are now two displays/screens defined. Use the one which *
    # * matches your system. *
    # * *
    # * *
    # ************************************************** ********************

    Section "Files"
    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

    #
    # Make sure that these entries match your system.
    #
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"

    ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    # Load support for Wacom ArtPad II
    # Load "xf86Wacom.so"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    EndSection

    #
    # I have a german keyboard so this may have to be adapted
    # for your system.
    #

    Section "Keyboard"
    Protocol "Standard"
    AutoRepeat 500 5
    # XkbKeymap "xfree86(de)"
    EndSection

    Section "Pointer"
    Protocol "PS/2"
    Device "/dev/psaux"
    EndSection

    #Section "Xinput"
    # SubSection "WacomStylus"
    # Port "/dev/ttyS0"
    # DeviceName "Wacom"
    # Suppress 9
    # Mode Absolute
    # EndSubSection
    # SubSection "WacomCursor"
    # Port "/dev/ttyS0"
    # EndSubSection
    # SubSection "WacomEraser"
    # Port "/dev/ttyS0"
    # EndSubSection
    #EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "TP770X-LCD-1280x1024"
    VendorName "IBM"
    ModelName "TP770X (13.7)"
    HorizSync 30-65 # multisync
    VertRefresh 50.0-70.0
    Modeline "1280x1024" 110 1280 1328 1512 1712 1024 1025 1028 1054
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "TP770X-LCD-1024x768"
    VendorName "IBM"
    ModelName "TP770X (14.1)"
    HorizSync 31.5-48.5
    VertRefresh 55-90
    Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "TP770X-XGA"
    VendorName "IBM"
    BoardName "TP770X"
    Option "accel"
    EndSection

    ##
    ## Screen definition for 1280x1024 Display (13.7")
    ##
    Section "Screen"
    Driver "svga"
    Device "TP770X-XGA"
    Monitor "TP770X-LCD-1280x1024"
    DefaultColorDepth 16
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x1024"
    ViewPort 0 0
    Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024"
    ViewPort 0 0
    Virtual 1280 1024
    EndSubsection
    EndSection

    ##
    ## Screen definition for 1024x768 Display (14.1")
    ##
    ## Section "Screen"
    ## Driver "svga"
    ## Device "TP770X-XGA"
    ## Monitor "TP770X-LCD-1024x768"
    ## DefaultColorDepth 16
    ## Subsection "Display"
    ## Depth 8
    ## Modes "1024x768"
    ## ViewPort 0 0
    ## Virtual 1024 768
    ## EndSubsection
    ## Subsection "Display"
    ## Depth 16
    ## Modes "1024x768"
    ## ViewPort 0 0
    ## Virtual 1024 768
    ## EndSubsection
    ## EndSection

  2. #42
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    That file won't work at all. It is for XFree86 3.3.3.1, while all fairly recent distros use XFree86 4.x, which uses a revised configuration file format. You do not want to use Free86 3.x. Did you back up your old config file?

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    yes, i restored the backup with no problems, I even saved an extra backup in my home folder ......just in case, starting to go smoother and smoother, don't want to mess it up now...LOL

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