Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:52 am Post subject: monitr sync
Hi there for some reasons some one has changed monitor in our blag ftp server. Unaware when i tried to reboot it it started flickering at the point where you are about to login. Stops for a second at resolution 31/70 kHz then goes on blank for next 30 sec. Anyway I manage to type user or root but it does not recognise any of them, what to speak of going to redhat-config-xfree86. Is there any remedy for that? I dont want to reinstall blag on box where dozens of people keep their files. Lucas
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:29 pm Post subject:
Umm, have you tried another monitor?
If you have then next best thing is to use the console to edit /etc/X11/XF86config.
Make a backup first
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config-backup_before_vesa
Change the Driver to "vesa".
Write Quit and restart X.
If that dont work then look in that /etc/X11/ directory for backups that redhat-config-XFree86 makes. Perhaps someone was messing with the resolution and pushed it too far. Look for a file date around the time when thing used to work.
ls -l /etc/X11/XF86*
Then maybe theres one from the correct time. Replace the dodgy current one with that:
cp XF86Config_backup_name XF86Config.
CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE or startx to test.
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:10 pm Post subject:
I shall add that while loging inn user name and password were placed in left margin unlike
in it's graphic appearance which normaly welcomes us while all programs are loaded up. I have checked roots filesystem which came up with numbers of errors- suprisingly sometimes detected while booting up sometimes not displayed. Anyhow friend of mine has reinstaled blag to end dilema - since I never have closer look on what happened. Thanks anyway lucas.