( 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
- 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 --