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Hi Folks. I have installed MD 8.2 on an old SY-5BT M/B with a SIS 6326 AGP card and when the OS loads the screen is unviewable. How can I ...
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    Mandrake 8.2 help to change graphics in command line??


    Hi Folks. I have installed MD 8.2 on an old SY-5BT M/B with a SIS 6326 AGP card and when the OS loads the screen is unviewable. How can I fix this without reinstalling the whole OS again. Have installed twice and the last time I chose the Royal .....monitor CX 1450 (mine 1469) and a 800x600 res @16 bit.
    any help would be great !!
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    Tim. NZ.

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    Look in your /etc/X11/XF86Conf and check that the resolution is ok ,and that the refresh rates on the settip confirm with your monitor.

    To read the file in command line type
    Code:
    cat /etc/X11/XF86Conf
    and to edit it use a utility like vi (to learn how to use vi check
    Code:
    man vi
    )

    and edit with
    Code:
    vi /etc/X11/XF86Conf
    .

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    I have the same problem but with MDK 10.1.
    I have tried the solution outlined above but I am getting a no file or directory response. Is the config file and path the same on 10.1? I have also tried Xorg.conf, but i am still not finding any file.
    Is it maybe a case sensitive issue or.........?

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    I think Mdk 10.1 is using xorg. Go to X11:

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    cd /etc/X11
    Then:
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    ls
    And see if there is an xorg.conf or XF86Config. With Mdk, it could be xorg.conf-4 or some such thing. Whichever it is:

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    vi /etc/X11/whateveritis
    I hope this helps...
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    It was useful, thanks.
    I have looked at the online vim documentation, but there is so much of it, how do I:
    save the changes I have made.
    get back out of it.

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    To save your changes and quit the program, type
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    :wq
    Intuitive, huh? I usually recommend nano to noobs (or anyone who didn't "grow up" with vi - some of those guys are rabid fans) because the common commands are listed at the bottom of the screen - helps limit the guesswork.
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    nano?
    mork and mindy springs to mind

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    It's another command-line based text editor. I think it was included with 8.2, but it's been a while...try "urpmi nano" if you want to install it.
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    To save and exit...

    Press escape, then:

    Code:
    :x
    ...and enter.
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    Just a note regarding vim:

    I don't reconmend using the save abd exit function, since it you never see any errors that can appear during the saving of the file, I reconmend
    Code:
    :w
    to save, and if that doesn't work
    Code:
    :w!
    for a forced save, and then to quit
    Code:
    :q
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