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Originally Posted by Hellmasker when u log in text mode type as root: X --configure (or maybe 1 dash i dont remember) now feed it all the info about ur ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellmasker
    when u log in text mode type as root: X --configure (or maybe 1 dash i dont remember) now feed it all the info about ur display setup

    it will deny permission because its not a directory. type "vi /etc/lilo.conf"

    press i to go to text entry mode.

    edit the file

    press esc when u finished.

    press :wq to save and exit.

    thanx, i'll do that tonight!

    you guys have been great, thanx for the help!

    cookies for all!

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    one mroe thing... u have to run /sbin/lilo (just by typing exactly that into a terminal) to get it to update ur config based on the lilo.conf file

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    And, remember that you have to be root to edit /etc/lilo.conf.

    2101 is the device number for hde1 in hexadecimal. Run "ls -l /dev/hde1", and you'll see 33, 1 before the modification time. 33 in hexadecimal is 21, and 1 is 01 if you pad it with a zero. Together, it is 2101.
    Passingt root=hde1 is more or less a hack, and I often try to stay away from it.

    If you know what settings to change for new hardware, then there's nothing wrong with moving the HD from one machine to another.

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    changing lilo.conf worked, but configuring X doesnt, when I type in X -Configure, it gives me a list of commands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    If you know what settings to change for new hardware, then there's nothing wrong with moving the HD from one machine to another.
    I found that out the hard way.

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    oh, i had an inkling it would be something like that hex thing. kewl! like changing owner/s of a file or something else but not using rwx, but 4, 2, 1 instead!

    thanks for that info guys. it's good hanging out here. i get to learn many things each day!

    do i get a cookie too rayman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xylex_blaiste
    oh, i had an inkling it would be something like that hex thing. kewl! like changing owner/s of a file or something else but not using rwx, but 4, 2, 1 instead!

    thanks for that info guys. it's good hanging out here. i get to learn many things each day!

    do i get a cookie too rayman?
    oops did i not give you one? sorry.


    hands xylex_blaiste a cookie.

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    It should be "X -configure", not "X -Configure".

    By the way, xylex, when you give a numeric mode, it's not in hexadecimal, but octal. Octal format yields three bits per digit, which exactly corresponds to the number of permissions that can be set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    It should be "X -configure", not "X -Configure".

    By the way, xylex, when you give a numeric mode, it's not in hexadecimal, but octal. Octal format yields three bits per digit, which exactly corresponds to the number of permissions that can be set.

    aright, I type in "X -configure", and it gives me some options such as "ati, vga" etc...what should I do now? I know how to get into the config files, but after that, I dont know what to do.

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    Does X -configure give you options? That's new... What does it say, exactly?

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