View Full Version : Monitors and Xorg.conf

18th April 2006, 08:46 PM
I'm running FC 5. I switched from a high end flat panel to a crt monitor and suddenly no monitor. The monitor says out of range. I'm assuming this is xorg.conf related. How do I get xorg to recreate the xorg.conf file? And also how do I boot into a command prompt?


18th April 2006, 10:05 PM
in a terminal, type in init 3 as root to exit X Windows
The type in setup and select X configurations to configure it

18th April 2006, 10:16 PM
Got to setup. Found x configuration. Selected it. It tried to start it, and then got a black screen with a monitor message: "Out of range". Rebooting with a Kubuntu live disk. Thinking of copying over whatever xorg file it makes. Of course I'll be backing up the original. Any other tips are welcome.


18th April 2006, 10:46 PM
You could try running "system-config-display". I'm not sure which program setup activates.

18th April 2006, 10:55 PM
Both methods launched a graphical gui "display control panel". I fixed the problem by plugging in a high end monitor similar to the first one, init 3, setup, x configuration. Clicked on the display tab. Selected generic CRT. Unplugged the nice flat panel, plugged in the pos CRT and magically I have a display again! Thanks for your suggestions -- couldn't have done it with out you.