[plug] monitor flashes when booting

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sat Jun 7 08:07:10 WST 2008

Why not just switch to a text console?


and vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf or run the config tool - many have a
text/ncurses interface


On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 23:17 +0800, Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 20:49 +0800, Peter Taekema wrote:
> > Your 'screen' settings are probably trying to run the monitor out of
> > range, so change the Modes to something sane for a 15" monitor
> > (1024x768
> > or even 800x600)[...]Once you have X up, you can fine tune with
> > the X configuration tool.
> Yes, you are overdriving the smaller monitor - probably too much colour
> depth and screen resolution.  Peter's suggestion is a good start, but
> not if you can't see anything to edit the file!! :-) So, let's assume
> that you haven't tried this manual way yet because you can't see
> anything on the monitor. You need to boot the server with a live distro
> of choice to mount and edit your files.  Once you have done that and can
> see the 'inards' of your "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" config file you can follow
> a guide like Peter's to edit and include the monitor parameters
> suggested.
> Now, it's highly likely that the X parameters are not optimum for your
> monitor, so reboot your server with its own OS. If you boot to a console
> without X you can still configure X on a suse system by running "sax2"
> as superuser from the console for your X configuration. If you do boot
> to X then run sax through yast to set X, of course ;-)
> Gavin  
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William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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