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Old 03-11-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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getting my resolution right


Hello,

I have been trying to configure X-windows so that i can actually use it. Everytime I try to configure it i only get picture on the bottom half of my screen, and the icons and such a very large. I am unable to know at all what I am seeing. I am very knew to linux and would like to know how to set it up properly. My video card is a generic Trident card, i am not very sure exactly on all the specs because it is pretty old. Could someone help me please?

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Old 03-11-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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Figure out what your Trident card is exactly. Open up your machine if you have to. If X is not using the right video card then your going to run into these problems.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 10:29 PM   #3
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ok,

My card is Trident TGUI9680-1 .... I also have some other numbers...but i think that should be all you need. What do I do next?
 
Old 03-11-2003, 11:28 PM   #4
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*g* Unless Crashed_Again is using the same card, I doubt it's going to help him much. It's supposed to help you. Do a web search on the card - you might find some specs. If you do, feed them in to whatever you're configuring X with. It's best to find out all your specs before installation so you can correct any mistakes the probes make and get it set up more or less correctly first. If the card is listed, actually, all you may need to do is select it.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 11:28 PM   #5
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I had some problems at first too, try Ctrl_Alt_+, this may toggle the resolutions to something better.
 
  


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