Figure 33 You Can Configure the Monitor and the Video Card from the Advanced

In this example, the monitor is shown as Dell M780 and the video card type is an Intel 845 chipset. To configure the monitor, click the Configure button in the Monitor section of the tab. This causes a new window to appear, as shown in Figure 3-4.

Figure 3-4: Configuring the Monitor in system-config-display.

If you know your monitor's make and model, select it from the list. Otherwise, you can select a generic CRT display or a generic LCD display. When you select a generic monitor, you have to specify the maximum resolution (such as 1,024 x 768) that your monitor can support.

Click OK after selecting the monitor. The window closes, and you get back to the Hardware tab in the system-config-display utility's main window.

Check the video card information. Typically, system-config-display does a good job of detecting the video card. If you need to change the video card information, click the

Configure button next to the video card information (refer to Figure 3-3). This causes sys-tem-config-display to display a new window, as shown in Figure 3-5.

Figure 3-5: Configuring the Video Card in system-config-display.

Initially system-config-display shows the detected video card type. If you want to change the video card type, scroll through the list and pick your video card from the list.

After selecting the video card, click OK to return to the main window of system-config-display. Then, click OK to complete the X configuration. The system-config-display utility writes the configuration to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and displays a dialog box informing you what has been done.

Click OK to close the dialog box. That completes the X configuration. You can now restart your PC and get the graphical login screen (assuming that the default run level is 5).

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