Thomas Taylor wrote:
On Tuesday 13 September 2005 15:42, Thomas W. Cranston wrote:
The last time I booted FC3 up, the display was verticaly compressed to about 2-3"
I had previously looked at the video settings while in gui mode using
the system settings display application. I was not logged on as root,
but had to use su password to see the settings.
Which gui are you using (kde, gnome, other)?
In kde, under menu > system settings > display, you do have to enter the root password, is that what you mean? Or are you trying to perform "su"?
I made no changes, but got a message that I would have to re boot to save changes (which I had not knowlingly made)
In kde, after viewing/changing the display settings, there are only two choices, either "cancel" or "OK". Cancel won't save anything. OK will make changes in the appropriate files but should only need a service restart, not a reboot. Not sure about gnome, don't use it.
I can increase the vertical disply using the wheels under the monitor enough to increase the display to about 4", so that I can read whats on the display.
I used the Find application, and File Browser to locate the files /etc/X11/xorg.conf and the original configuration saved as /etc/X11/xorg.backup
I set view to show hidden files, and got the message that the files could not be found.
I next re booted and logged on as root, but got the same message.
I then clicked on the computer icon, and then the file icon and found those files.
I printed them out, and compared them line for line, and found no differences, indicating that nothing had been changed.
I next booted a live cd, and it displayed its desktop correctly.(not compressed vertically)
This shows that the problem is not with the hardware since a different distro worked properly.
ViewSonic 5E Monitor settings: Hsync 31 - 60 Vrefresh 50 - 90
Videocard0 Matrox Millennium G400
How do I get FC3 to display normally?
It won't help you this time, but for the future, it would be a good idea to always make a backup of /etc to a CD or second harddrive. This will allow you something to go back to or to verify from.
I did have to enter the root password.
What do I have to do to correct the problem?