Thread: Help!!!!???!!!
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Old 05-20-03, 09:24 PM   #2
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Get to the console, login as root.
and try this command:
pico -w /etc/X11/XF86Config

if successful it should display your X11 configuration file. Now hit CTRL+W and type this into the prompt: SubSection "Display"

now that should take you down to where X11 has your screen resolutions defined. For me I have this:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Now the parts in bold are your defined resolutions. Remove the first entry, NOT line, but the first entry like for me I have "1024x768".

Now hit CTRL+O and hit enter key to write the file. Now hit CTRL+X to quit Pico. Now either you reboot the machine or just log out of root and login as your normal user and then do: startx

That should do it and if not repeat as needed to remove any high resolutions your card will do but your monitor won't accept. I hope this helps you. :)
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