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Hey, IM running Mandrake 9.1 and I want to change my resolution. When I go to the Mandrake control center, and then hardware, and then change resolution, and select the 1024 res, it tells me i have to log out and back in. I do that, and it is still 800x600. Is there another way to change it, like, through a terminal?
look in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file down to a section called "Screen Sections" and it's pretty much self explanitory from there, switch around which modes you want, and comment out the ones your not gonna use, then you can use the numpad + to flip through them i think.
you should edit your XF86Config file and then start X server again.your system will go for the best resolution possible(among those given in XF86Config).Check /var/log/XFree.0.log to see what has happened.