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Old 06-14-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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How to return the previous screen resolution


Hi,
I have Linux Mandrake 10.1. I've changed screen resolution via GUI from 800x600 to 1250x768. After this operation, system restarted and screen become unreadable. So, now I can't use GUI to return the previous resolution. If anybody knows how to fix this problem?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-14-2006, 11:42 PM   #2
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you have to edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the current mode.
 
Old 06-15-2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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you have to edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the current mode.
Thank you very much.
The main problem for me is to get to this file. I have to somehow (with vague screen) to get to teminal mode. Do you know how to get to terminal with broken GUI?
Thanks.
 
Old 06-15-2006, 01:24 AM   #4
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<ctrl><alt><F1..F6> will take you to a console. Login as root and edit the file with e.g. vi.

You can also use <ctrl><alt><+> and <ctrl><a;t><-> to cycle through the resolutions while in the GUI (if there are multiple resolutions available)

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 06-15-2006 at 01:26 AM.
 
Old 06-15-2006, 01:27 AM   #5
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Thank you very much.
The main problem for me is to get to this file. I have to somehow (with vague screen) to get to teminal mode. Do you know how to get to terminal with broken GUI?
Thanks.
ALT-F1 should open another fullscreen terminal. Login as root and you can then edit the file.
 
  


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