[CentOS] Video driver questions

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Oct 2 15:50:23 UTC 2008


Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz a écrit :
>>
>> At first I get errors from X when logging in, finally I get changes 
>> to occur, but I am still at 800x480.  Selecting 800x600 or 1024x768 
>> mkaes no difference.  Below is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  Any ideas on 
>> what to try?
>>
>
> Backup your existing configuration.
>
> As root:
>
> # X -configure

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
    If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
    and start again.

>
> # mv /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>
> This will give you a first draft to start from. What you usually have 
> to edit by hand:
>
> 1) keyboard layout
>
> 2) DefaultDepth (mostly 24 if you want 16 million colors)
>
> 3) Screen resolution (if you don't want the default, Modes "XxY" will do)
>
> Check the Driver section if your driver is listed OK instead of "vesa".
>
> Once this is working, you can fine-tune bits like DRI, Composite, 
> etcetera.



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