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Re: New monitor and login problem



On 2/23/06, oldman <talbotscott cox net> 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:
>    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.

Thanks, Scott. I have just concluded the operation with all success!

Paul


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