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Possible Starting Point #1: Alt-F2 to bring up a run dialog so you can open a terminal window in which you can run xrandr to change the screen resolution
Possible Starting Point #2: Alt-F2 to bring up a run dialog so you can run system-config-display as suggested by sem007)
Possible Starting Point #3: Ctl-Alt-F1 or Ctl-Alt-F2 (one of these should get you a text console) at which point you can become root and:
1. "telinit 3" to kill X and switch to text mode
2. login as root
3. "Xorg -configure" to create xorg.conf.new which you can edit to use the desired resolution
4. copy xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
5. "telinit 5" (or reboot)