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Originally posted by Cheezel_X ......
but im in the control center messing around with the hard ware
and i found my grahix card and it says its at 1024 at the moment but its still 800x600 when you look in the resolution
what are you judging your info on when you say that in the control center it says 1024x768, but you personally say its at 800x600?
like what do you mean when you say "when you look in the resolution" ?
i was in the consolve and i make a new xconfig file
but cos it didnt overright the old config file i saved it as a new one
so now i know where the config file is how do i overright the old one? and where is the old one?
If you are in a console as a regular user, you can't overwrite the file because you don't have permissions to do so - and that's the way it should be. If you were using pico or nano, nothing was changed and no new file was written.
If you are in a console as root (su, super user), then the file was written to the path you selected when you saved it.
Be more specific about how you were in a console, how you made a new file, what user you were logged in as, and what file you opened to determine that you have 1024x768 but it still displays as 800x600.
Originally posted by Cheezel_X i can post my new one thats saved else where
but how do i post the one thats running atm?
Either open the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 in a console and then hold down your left mouse button, drag it across the file from the top to the bottom, and then use the scroll wheel to paste the contents in this reply window.
Or, using a file browser, you should be able to open the file with some editor included in Mandrake. Then you can probably do something like Ctrl + A (for Select All) and then Ctrl + C (for copy); or choose the drop-down menu that says Edit and choose Select All, and then Copy. Then you can do Ctrl + V (for paste) or choose the Edit button in your web browser and select Paste.
I'm not familiar with all these GUI tools that Mandy uses, but I know how this works in the background. That file is the one where your resolution is set, no matter what some control center app says. If we fix that file, you'll be good to go.
why can't you just change your resolution in the control center?
i remember last year when i had redhat and mandrake on one of my boxes, that they were "bulleted" options and you select your resolution and restart the X server, is this not an option anymore?
and also if you wanna try something manually with your XF86Config-4 you can change a line in there .... cause personally i have never seen the line that says :
and with that said, i have no idea what "default" entails in this situation ....
so, in the subsections for the display, try insterting some modes ...
and since it says you default color depth is 16, then we will only make changes to this section ....
so in the following section :