Re: Changing desktop resolution in redhat 9

From: Mark Rush (
Date: 11/26/03

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 17:46:12 -0600

José Ricardo García Olivo wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a problem, I cannot go to gui interface in redhat 9. When I
> intoduce init 5 in the shell prompt, the other terminal activates but no
> video is sent to the monitor. During installation I chose a resolution
> of 1600 x 1200 pixels, which works just fine with windows, but it may be
> possible it doesn´t work with linux.
> I believe the problem is that I need to change to a lower resolution, I
> know there is a command, redhat-config-xfree86, but it doesn´t seem to
> work either, it happens the same problem.
> If anyone know something like editing a file with vim or something like
> that I would appreciate a lot if she or he shares this information with me.
> Ricardo Garcia

You are right, that's probably too high a resolution. Run xf86config -
it will allow you to setup X again. You will need to know some basic
info about your display hardware.