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RUNNING XFDRAKE
( To reconfigure X in PCLos and Mandriva )


People running PCLos or Mandriva are lucky, when they loose X there is an easy tool to reconfigure it: "XFdrake"

Here is step by step what you need to know about running XFdrake:

- Boot in runlevel 3 ( See Booting in Runlevel 3 )

- Next at the prompt log in as "root" and type "XFdrake" ( case sensitive )  . . you will get a wizard to configure your graphics card and monitor . . . .
In general it will detect the correct settings, just check them ( move with the tab key and arrow keys )  . . . .

- Next, test the settings with the "Test"-button ( if you get a multicolored screen with an OK-box in the middle and you see the mouse cursor the settings are correct and you can click OK ) . . . . . . then close XFdrake.

- Finally log out as root with "Ctrl+D", log in as "user" and type "startx"  . . . .  and you should be back smiling again.



Bruno


PS: Running "XFdrake --auto" is a shortcut to the above and works on most common hardware.



-- Jun 4 2006 --


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