[CentOS] How to configure display on CentOS 6?

Wed Jan 23 16:33:21 UTC 2013
Scot P. Floess <sfloess at nc.rr.com>

I ran into a similar problem when using a diskless laptop - the display 
was not working in graphical mode...and I had not system-config-display 
(using CentOS 6.3)...

Anyway, you can definitely do "X --config" to configure the xorg.conf 

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> Toralf Lund wrote:
>>> Ned Slider wrote:
>>>> On 22/01/13 14:32, Toralf Lund wrote:
>>>>> How exactly are you supposed to configure the display (i.e. set up
>>>>> X11) on a CentOS 6 system? I mean, in the past, there was
>>>>> system-config-display, but that's not supported any more. There is
>>>>> gnome-display-properties/System->Preferences->Display, but that seems
>>>>> to rely completely on auto-detection of the graphics card and monitors.
>>>>> What if this fails? Surely there should be a way to specify everything
>>>>> by hand?
>>>> Yes, Xorg will still use /etc/X11/xorg.conf if present so you can craft
>>>> a config file by hand.
>>> *sigh*
>>> still miss Xfree86 and the xconfigurator, that was *NOT*
>>> desktop-dependant, and let you configure graphically and tune it.
>> Exactly. The tool mentioned above was actually post XFree86, though...
> Right. I hate having to edit xorg.conf by hand - it's a real pain, init 3,
> edit, startx, wait for it to crap out, or <ctrl><alt><bkspc>....
>> Anyhow, I guess I suspected that the program was removed completely with
>> no real replacement. Bad decision, if you ask me, but I suppose Red Hat is
>> to blame, and not the CentOS people. It's nice to know that you can still
> Oh, of course it was RH's. I think they've gone to "but it'll work out of
> the box, like WinDoze!!!" (not that they're alone in that).
> <snip>
>> It seems like the  system-config-display still can be built and used on
>> the latest versions, though. I actually found a binary version via a
>> little search. It actually turned out that I didn't need it to get my
>> display up and running, as the problem was actually a missing driver
>> package, but I still think it's nice to have.
> Really! Do you have a link to src?
>      mark
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