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# 8  
Old 10-06-2002
this is a unix for dummies section, and i am a total dummy at unix. with that being said, how do i access my xf86config?
oh, by the way, i installed linux in my compaq laptop.
thanks
# 9  
Old 10-07-2002
/etc/XF86Config

and give us your vidoefcard name
# 10  
Old 10-07-2002
This may sound dumb but did you actually install XFree86?
During installation you would have been given the opportunity to test your X configuration. Did you get this at all?
I recall having the same issue some time back when I first installed RedHat, I clean forgot to install X!!

Smilie
# 11  
Old 10-09-2002
sorry for replying so late. i have other stuff to do lately.

anyway, i tried to "vi /etc/XF86Config" and it didn't give me any information...just a blank page.
i did a man on XF86Config and it gave me other directories.
directories such as:
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
/etc/X11/XF86Config
/etc/XF86Config
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
and more.

i didn't try all of them, but for the one i tried to access other than /etc/XF86Config, it displayed information.
like for /etc/X11/XF86Config, i get:
In the Screen section, i see "the kernel framebuffer server", "the 16-color VGA server", "the mono server", "the svga server", and "the accel server".

i'm not sure which directories of XF86Config nor which section you guys want me to display, so i just pick one.
This is for the /etc/X11/XF86Config and for the "The svga server"

Driver "accel"
Device "VESA driver (gerneric"
Monitor "Unprobed Monitor"
DefaultColorDept 32

Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "640x488"
ViewPort 0 0


about the video card, i couldn't find which video card i'm using. i tried looking in the device manager and the system information but didn't find any information regarding the video card. i tried looking on compaq's website, but couldn't find it. is it listed in their website? i just need to look harder right?

about whether i installed XFree86 or not, i'm not sure. is it like an option that you chose when installing linux? so if i installed XFree86, it should give me another option if i want to test my X configuration?
if so, i didn't get this option. that must mean i didn't install XFree86. should i tried reinstall linux?
thanks

Last edited by bb00y; 10-09-2002 at 02:55 AM..
# 12  
Old 10-09-2002
You don't have to reinstall Linux.
Log in as root at the console, and type "Xconfigurator".

It should walk you through most of it.

If for some reason, you do need to install X, please post back with your Redhat Version - perhaps I or someone else can tell you which RPMs to install.
# 13  
Old 10-09-2002
it worked

winx is working. thanks everybody.
 

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