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I'm a complete newbie, so first and foremost... My apologies to everyone...
I've managed to install Slackware on a rather old system that was given to me by some friends when they upgraded. Now, I know that by hitting Alt-F(1-6) I can switch between multiple sessions. I also know how to get KDE started by typing "startx". Although if I hit Alt-F(1-6) again, KDE uses that key combination as a command and doesn't switch to the other sessions. How do I fix/get around this?
Secondly, when KDE is running and a window opens (I've been kicking around in the settings and such), I can't see the bottom of the window. Not only will it be underneath the task bar but off the screen entirely. How do I get it so that the whole window displays somewhere where I can see all of it?
I've tried editing the config file for the display using the Slackware book but screwed that up royally and couldn't figure out a way to get the old settings back. I eventually just reinstalled Slackware to get the defaults back and I'd rather not have to do that again. How do I know what my monitor can handle as far as a screen resolution? 640x480 is really rather annoying.