Choosing a Configuration Tool

The largest hurdle most new X users face after installing XFree86 is coming up with a working XF86Config file. This file can be initially generated during your install, but if you have a problematic graphics chipset, you may need to "tweak" your configuration after booting, or may even want to postpone configuring X11 until after you first log in.

This is sometimes the safest approach; trying to log in to a Linux system configured to boot directly to X11 without a properly configured system can be confounding. Fortunately, if you run into this problem, you can simply press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, reboot, then either press Ctrl+X at the Red Hat LILO login, or pass the kernel argument linux single at the LILO boot prompt ...

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