Monitor Configuration for Redhat 9.0

Posted on 2005-04-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-15

I selected the wrong minitor settings during the Redhat 9.0 setup and after the system start, I am seeing nothing.  It is being started in the GUI mode and I cant switch to the console mode.  I remember there used to to be some programs like XCOnfigurator and XF86Configurator with the older version.  Any help in my case to setup the montor?

Thanks, Nauman.
Question by:nauman_ahmed
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    > I cant switch to the console mode
    Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or Ctrl+Alt+F2, F3 ... F6)
    to switch to text mode console.

    Then edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config for lower resolution first (640x480).
    And switch back to GUI and run
    to reconfig the monitor
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    One addition.
    Wesly is right but got a mistake with that.
    After you switch back to GUI you wouldn't get 640x480.
    You have to press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to make Xserver restarts.
    Then, you'll get 640x480 (or something you'd changed in X11 config file).

    There, login and run redhat-config-xfree86.

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    Thank marxy for the comment.
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    Author Comment

    Actually redhat has provided their own xf86config utility: redhat-XF86-config.  I used redhat-XF86-config -- reset to reset the XF86Config file to original values and began the setup.  It worked OK :)

    Thanks all for the help, nauman.

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