[TriLUG] X video modes for CentOS 5 on a PowerEdge 300
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Thu Aug 21 23:14:05 EDT 2008
On Thursday 21 August 2008 16:48, Christopher L Merrill wrote:
> I've got an old PE 300 (pentium 3) that I'm trying to get CentOS 5
> running on. We had no trouble running CentOS 3 on these machines in
> the past. After install, when X starts, I get the bottom of the desktop
> cutoff in the X session. Instead, in that area it shows the top inch
> or so of the desktop.
> I've been fortunate in the past and never had to hand-configure
> X video modes. As a result, my Google-foo is weak and I haven't
> even found a good starting point.
> Can anyone point me to a good troubleshooting guide?
Knoppix is your friend. Boot knoppix, mount a hard drive partition r/w, and
copy Knoppix's Xorg.conf to the hard disk. My experience is it usually
creates a 60hz blinky image that is irritating as an all day thing, but I
doubt you'll be using a 300Mhz machine all day anyway.
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