Re: [SLUG] Mandrake & xvidtune

From: Smitty (
Date: Sun Jun 10 2001 - 09:18:39 EDT

Actually, I think you can just edit /etc/XF86config and modify what you
want if you know how to edit that file. Cannot advise you on RH as I
use SuSE.

Jason Pratt wrote:
> On 10 Jun 2001 02:35:00 -0400, Paul M Foster wrote:
> > Well, "apply" sounds right. The numbers at the top of each of the scales
> > in xvidtune correspond to numbers in the modelines, if I'm not mistaken.
> > You can take a look at how they come up when you first start it, and
> > then track where those values show up in the XF86Config file. That way
> > you'll know where they fit in the modelines. Using that, you can adjust
> > with xvidtune, note the numbers, and then make the changes in the
> > modelines manually. Again, though, BE CAREFUL. You might try small
> > incremental changes before you try the full boat, just to make sure it
> > works as you expect.
> >
> Excuse my ignorance Paul. In running XF86Config it also asks about my
> mouse etc. Do I have to choose anything up until I get to my video? I
> would rather not touch anything else except for my video settings.
> There is a GUI based XF86Congif isn't there?
> You'll have to excuse me I haven't run LInux since v6.0 of Red Hat so
> I'm extremely rusty....
> > I wonder, are you running xvidtune as root? If not, I can imagine that
> > it would not write back to XF86Config, since as a non-privileged user
> > you don't have write permission to the file. If that happened, it might
> > not tell you it didn't write it, either.
> >
> Yuppers ... running it under "root". So I would figure I have write
> permission on the file.
> Jason

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