I'm putting this in the Newbie forum because I feel very silly asking an obvious question like this. But I didn't find it answered anywhere else, so...
I've got SuSE 8.1 installed, and much as I love running with a high resolution, I find I have to switch down because everything comes up too small to read.
All I want to do is change my screen resolution. It seems so simple, but Linux is fighting me all the way.
Now, I know about ctrl/+ etc to change the resolution on the fly, and I know about the Sax utility.
Ctrl/+ is great, but only changes the resolution, not the desktop size, so it leaves me with a scrolly desktop, which I have to say I really hate. (Also, I'm not sure that it keeps the setting when I log out).
Sax looks like it's supposed to be the program to use, but it doesn't seem to want to let me actually change anything. I can add new resolutions to my list (which is great, but doesn't solve the problem), but I can't actually pick a new resolution. It does let me change my colour depth... but I don't need to do that.
Now I know all this can be dealt with by fiddling with various config files, but that's why I've posted in Newbie - I don't know them, and right now I don't want to know them; this is something that ought to be easy to do for a novice. I don't have time right now to learn them, and in any case, SuSE will probably override them (it did last time I tried that tactic instead of using YaST).
So can anyone please tell me what I've missed, and why it isn't blindingly obvious.