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Old 02-24-2004, 04:40 AM   #1
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KDE 3.2 and changing video card drivers and monitor drivers


in kde3.1 it was in the the controls center under periferals and then display and you could chance you vidoe and mouse monitor drivers

but i guess its not like that in kde 3.2

just wondering where i could do this or whats a good gui program for this


thanks
 
Old 02-24-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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In my experience, relying on distro-specific gui apps to alter settings leads to nothing but trouble. The best thing is just to stick with those provided by the xf86 package. Just run
xf86config
as user, which starts a question/answer session. IT's important to remember that linux doesn't recognise monitor models in the same way windows does - if you set up your graphic card correctly and it is capable of driving the monitor then it doesn't matter. The only values you should need to enter for your monitor are the horizontal sync and vertical refresh rates, which should be in your manual.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:42 PM   #3
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were else might i find them?
cuz i don't have a manual
 
Old 02-25-2004, 03:01 AM   #4
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Try the website of your monitor's manufacturer - or just search for the model on Google. I lost my manual too, but managed to find the info just through google.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 05:11 AM   #5
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what if i am using VMWARE would it be the same as my monitor
 
  


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