SUMMARY: rconfiguring display settings

From: John Mostakis (
Date: Thu Sep 12 1996 - 08:15:16 CDT

Hello everyone, my original question:

>I have a Pentium running Solaris x86 2.5 and I have already install and
>configured the system. I am having problems with the screen refresh. Is
>a way to reonfigure the video card selection that was made during the
>installation process?

Many thanks to the responders:
        Kenneth Simpson <>
        Daniel J Blander - Sr. Systems Engineer for ACS
        Tony Ching-Tung Wu <>

*** One interesting note, I have CDE running on this machine and if the display
settings are incorrectly configured, CDE will still attempt to run and when
that happens you can't even remotely login to affect changes to the settings.

Thanks again to everyone,

John Mostakis

The responses:

From: Kenneth Simpson <>

Hi - yes, try

        kdmconfig -u

to remove the previous configuration and then type

        kdmconfig -cf

This needs to done without a windowing system running. Also, you may want to
download the lastest video drivers from Sun.

-- Ken
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From: <Daniel.Blander@ACSacs.Com>

Answer: Many thanks to Cristian Gavazzeni (
          for the answer.
          Use kdmconfig (1M) - configure or unconfigure keyboard, display and
          mouse options for OpenWindows and internalization
          You can follow these two steps (I suggest in single-user mode) :
            1) kdmconfig -u
               (This unconfigure your console-configuration)
            2) kdmconfig -cf
               (This allow you to configure properly your system)
          BTW /etc/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig is the ASCII-file were the
          informations are stored.

From: Tony Ching-Tung Wu <>

kdmconfig -u
kdmconfig -v

Please refer to 'man kdmconfig' for more information.


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