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  1. #1

    How do I change the video resolution from the command-line?

    FC4 - I think I've installed the wrong video/monitor resolution. The system boots up fine then goes to black. Can someone tell me how to change the monitor from the command line?...also, how do I boot to the command line, anyway?

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Use either xorgconfig or xf86config to re-configure the X System.

    Note: Those commands must be run as root.
    "All the drugs in this world won\'t save you from yourself"

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    Use <ctrl><alt><F1> to get to a text login. Do this from the blank screen ur getting from bootup, then u can login as root.

    There are 10 types of people; those who count in binary and those who don\'t...

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    Jul 2005
    Go to:
    $ cd /etc/X11
    $ gedit xorg.conf

    Then change the Video Resolution under the Screen Section.
    Also you can check whether the color setting is Thousands of Color or Millions of Color.
    I has the problem but I changed from Millions to Thousand...
    $ system-config-display

    You will get a Display GUI and then you can change the settings n reboot.

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