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  1. #1

    Changed monitor now cant view X

    I know it a simple config to edit, but I cant for the life of me remember how to get to the command line and all that do it in RH9 when I cant view X because of a monitor change. Someone want to refresh my memory?

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    Is it that you just have a black screen with nothing, not even a prompt?
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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    Is it ctrl+alt+backspace?
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    Nah, its that its a bunch of squiggly lines that I cant see anything through

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    The problem is most likely incorrect hsync && vrefresh rates in /etc/X11/XF86Config

    Edit that file with your favorite text editor and input the horizontal sync and vertical refresh rates from the manual for your new monitor. If you don't have the manual, you can most likely find the specs on the internet for the monitor. After you change those values, you should be able to start X just fine.
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    Got her working. Thanks guys

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