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Re: [SLE] Changing monitor
  • From: GarUlbricht7@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 09 May 2004 22:15:00 -0400
  • Message-id: <2E7240D8.71CF15E2.16F823AE@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
pinto wrote on Sun May 09 2004 - 21:52:47 CEST:
>On Sunday 09 May 2004 19:23, John Pettigrew wrote:
[ had to switch monitors]
>> How can I config this monitor?
> ~ maybe you tried :
> sax -l [for basic vga config ]
> ~ perhaps you have say suse 9.0 on another pc ,
> where you could configure the monitor
> and then copy the <XF86Config file to the other 'puter?
> best wishes

Hi John,

Hopefully pinto's suggestions solved your problem.

If not two other suggestions:

If you are using grub,
reboot the machine and when the Linux Splash screen comes up,
type 3 and enter it,
which should cause the machine to boot into runlevel 3
Log in as root,

Then roughhly config the monitor off the Command Line,
using either "yast" or "sax -l"

If this method doesn't work,
another approach would be to use the CD1 or DVD,
start as though it was a "new" install,
that is put the CD or DVD in, and power-up the computer,
only when you get the SuSE screens,

"Boot an installed system"

It should do a hwscan, and detect your "new" monitor.

Good luck,


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