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Re: New monitor and login problem



Paul Smith wrote:

On 2/23/06, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
Beyond Fedora Core 4, I have a partition with Mandriva 2005.
Meanwhile, my monitor changed to a LCD one, and I did the needed
changes in order to use my new monitor with FC4. However, I cannot
login with Mandriva because of the new monitor. What is the best way
to tell Mandriva the new settings needed by my new monitor? I could
plug back the old monitor... but just wondering whether it can be done
without it.
Run XFdrake - either from Mandriva Control Center or from the command
line. If your monitor model isn't listed you will have no problems with
Generic LCD.
Well, Anne, how can I run xfdrake if I cannot do my login?
I assume that linux is actually booting up, but that you can't see the screen,
so when the lilo screen opens, hit Esc and you should see a text login
screen.  Type 'linux 3' and that will give you a text login.  From there you
should be able to run XFdrake.

Thanks, Anne, for your suggestion. However, I am using grub and not
lilo. With grub the directions are?

Paul

   Paul:
To alter GRUB you can simply hit the 'a' key when you see the grub screen. This allows you to append the kernel line, Just add a '3' to the end of the line, and Mandrake should start in run level 3. When done running xfdrake, you can either re-boot (you won't need to re-edit grub), or 'init 5' to your normal X session.

Scott


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