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Old 09-06-2003, 01:02 PM   #1
gvphanindra
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Mandrake 9.1 Screen resolution using Dell Laptops


Hello,

I am new to Linux and just installed Mandrake9.1 on my Laptop just yesterday. Everything went fine and it even recognized the Nvidia video card on my Dell8200. It has a resolution of 1600*1200. Instead of leaving it alone I started playing around and put the resolution at 1900*1400, now after I reboot, I get to the LILO and then after choosing Linux, it gets started and then all I see is a black screen, I know its started the OS because I hear that music that starts. Hope I have described my problem accurately.

Thank you,
pg
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:32 PM   #2
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press ctrl+alt+f1
Login as root..
try Xconfigurator
or.. XF86Config
xconfigurator...
I dunno how its spelled, havent used it in 5 years or so.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply Caeda. I tried the
Ctrl+Alt+F1, then logged in as root and used drakconf and changed the settings.

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