The easiest way is to cut to the chase and edit this file:
Look for the section that starts with:
# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.
One of the DefaultDepth entries is uncommented (no #). Find wihch one and then look down one more section until you see something like:
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
Edit the Modes line to whatever res you'd like to use.
For example, you could change it to:
Kill the X server (CTRL + ALT + Backspace)
To restart X type: startx
FYI, I would use a default depth of 16 or 32 rather than 24. 24 often confuses virtualization software (e.g., VMWare).
Last edited by abyss; 03-15-2006 at 11:10 AM.