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RE: help configuring my monitor resolution...

ctrl-alt-F1<key>   :will get you to a terminal/console mode screen. you'll
probably have to login in again, that's what happens on my system anyway,
but you'll be in console mode.

As for not having any options at your login screen you're going to have to
edit your gdm resource file. I'm not sure what it's called exactly or even
where its at - sorry for being vague, I dont have a graphical login at the
moment - but I did it on my machine before and added options to halt and

read the manpage for gdm. I'm assuming its gdm you're running, the same
would be true for wdm or xdm, tho.
man gdm is the command.


-----Original Message-----
From: alan brown [mailto:alanbrown@pacbell.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:28 AM
To: 'Geordie Birch'; debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: RE: help configuring my monitor resolution...

I tried reconfiguring but now I'm in a worse pickle than ever...

When I first installed Xserver I was at least able to ctrl-alt-delete
out of it (returning to a console view of the world), and edit the
XF86Config-4 file and then run startx again and see how my changes
changed X-Windows' behaviour.  But now I'm stuck within gnome and my
mouse is dead.  Ctrl-alt-delete has no effect.  And even if I did have a
working mouse, I'm unclear how to get truly out of the GUI.  When I
logout of Gnome I go to the graphical log-in page and am offered no
options other than logging right back in.  So I'm not sure that I'm
truly out of x-windows (though I think perhaps I am).

So my question is, How can I use the keyboard to kill X-Windows (as my
mouse is dead)?  

And while I'm at it, how can I truly shut down linux.  Because I am not
offered that option from the login page.  Isn't there some simple set of
keystrokes that will tell linux to shutdown from anywhere like
ctrl-alt-delete does in Windows?

Help is appreciated as I'm a recent windows convert and I'm struggling
to process the linux functionality through my expectation of windows

BTW - FWIW I've found Debian much easier to install than I expected it
would be.  It's when something doesn't go according to plan that there's
so much more to learn than in Windows.  At least for a windows user...


-----Original Message-----
From: Geordie Birch [mailto:geordie@tao.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 7:53 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: help configuring my monitor resolution...

said alan brown (on 2002-12-04),

> The screen appears stuck on a 800x600 resolution.  I've looked at the
> manual

try auto configuring X with debconf and the discover (and mdetect)

make sure you have discover and mdetect installed;
backup your 'good' XF86Config-4;
purge X: dpkg --force-depends --purge xserver-xfree86
reinstall and autoconfigure X:  apt-get install xserver-xfree86

autoconfiguration only works with a fresh install - dpkg-reconfigure
not redo it.

HT works for you.


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