On 23/01/13 17:04, 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>.... Exactly. I have to say that I had some major headaches (mostly related to using KVMs) even with system-config-display with CentOS 5, though, related to the fact that the "auto" stuff would sometimes override the xorg.conf settings... >> 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> Yep. This sort of worries me. I mean, one of the main reasons for using Linux, is that it does not traditionally take that approach - so you're not completely stuck the day things don't "magically" work after all. It worked out of the box exactly "like Windows", by the way, that's why I needed to fix things ;-) >> 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? What I found was this: http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/russian-fedora-free-x86_64/system-config-display-2.2-3.el6.R.x86_64.rpm.html > > mark > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > http://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos This e-mail, including any attachments and response string, may contain proprietary information which is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is for the intended recipient only. If you are not the intended recipient or transmission error has misdirected this e-mail, please notify the author by return e-mail and delete this message and any attachment immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, distribute, forward, copy, print or rely on this e-mail in any way except as permitted by the author.