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Old 06-25-2002, 03:22 PM   #1
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changing the screen res outside X

Hello, I am running Mandrake 8.2, using an older monitor, that doesn't really like the 800x600 screen resolution; which is the 'default' kernel/boot up resolution. Anyways, I just wanted to know how I could change this resolution to 640x480 while I am *not* in X. I would also like to know if I could make 640x480 the new 'default' resolution (so I won't have to change it back every time I boot Linux). Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-25-2002, 05:23 PM   #2
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you can run the command xf86config as root while your not in an X session. You'll be able to set your monitors vertical and horizontal sync rates as well as setting your default resolutions and color depths.


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