How to setup display from text mode -- SOLVED

Fajar Priyanto fajarpri at
Mon Dec 26 07:58:23 UTC 2005

On Monday 26 December 2005 02:26 pm, Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a FC4 box that fails to display properly. The cause is that,
> previously I used it with a CRT Monitor, then I changed the monitor to LCD.
> Now, the screen is garbled. What command can I use to fix the problem? I
> tried system-config-display, but it runs in init5, so I cannot read the
> menu since the screen is garbled too.

I'm not sure if it's the right steps, but it solves the problem:
1. rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf to something else.
2. try startx, it tries to detect the vga and screen again. error with "failed 
to initialized core device".
3. rename the conf file back to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
4. startx, error with "no driver found"
5. edit the file xorg.conf, find that in the driver section it's empty with 
6. so, I fill it with i810. and all is well again.
Very strange,
Fajar Priyanto | Reg'd Linux User #327841 | Linux tutorial
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Let's use OpenOffice.

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