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Old 11-03-2003, 03:38 PM   #1
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tiny mandrake 9.1


Does anyone know how I can get a larger screen resolution on my Dell Inspiron than 1600x1200? . Its quite small and I can't seem to get it to accept anything but that. I have the rage 128 mobility card, and am running mandrake 9.1. other than that ,everything is working fine,except I need a magnifing glas to see it. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 10:24 PM   #2
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You can reset your resolution in Mandrake Control Center>Hardware. I forget which one of the options it is but it should be obvious from the icon titles.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 07:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,but the problem is that the laptop doesn't want to use any other resolution except 1600x1200.If I change it to anything else I get a blank screen.I was just wondering if its a video card thing and maybe it won't display at any other resolution.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:49 AM   #4
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You can redo your entire graphics configuration in mcc>Hardware>XFdrake. After XFdrake fires up there's a widget for "Resolution" which will list all the resolutions available. You can try in there. The "Change Resolution" button in mcc just looks in your X configuration file for all the resolutions that have been set up. XFdrake will actually write to the config file so you may have more luck and you can test the resolutions with the "Test" button w/o logging out so it's faster. You can also try changing your monitor settings to "Flat Panel <lower resolution>" in XFdrake or try different color depths, etc. Just test after each change with the test button. If your not getting anything that works with the test button, just hit the cancel button and nothing will be written to your X config file.
 
  


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