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Old 09-03-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Changing screen resolution under KDE 3.0


hi there,

i'm a total newbie in lunux OS, i've just installed slackware 8.1 on my old PC , and i must say : i really like it.

but got some questions - 1st one : how do i change the screen resolution under KDE 3.0 ( currently i got 640x480 in 16 bit)
and my card wishes for more ;]
ps. i had no problems switching resoultion for text mode under normal text shell ( not GNU - KDE )

please help. thanx
 
Old 09-03-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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CTRL_ALT_+ and CTRL_ALT_- go back and forth through the modes listed in xorg.conf (or xf86config).

in the monitor section, you may need to add modes before those key-combos will do anything.

Code:
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "CRT"
    Device      "CRT"
    Monitor     "CRT"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1600x1200_85" "1280x1024_85" "1024x768_85" "800x600_85"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
I hope someone else will mention if this info doesn't apply to slack 8.1, my linux history only goes back a few months as yet.

Last edited by lurko; 09-03-2006 at 11:42 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
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In all honesty, why did you install such an old version of Slack?
 
Old 09-03-2006, 12:44 PM   #4
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didn't work (
 
Old 09-03-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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i don't know

i got an ancient P133 64mb ram and 1,2 gb hdd , and i wanted to test it... there's one thing for sure : i need office package, that's why i'm desperate to run xwindows in at least 800x600
 
Old 09-03-2006, 01:16 PM   #6
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didn't work
more specifics plz...

have you looked in your xorg.conf to see what modes are listed in the monitor section?? did you edit in any new modes?

if you post your xorg.conf (or XF86config) you might get a more definitive answer.
 
  


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