( 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.
PS: Running "XFdrake --auto" is a shortcut to the above and works on most common hardware.
-- Jun 4 2006 --