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Old 06-02-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
ClericPreston
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Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Libria
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KDE looks Distorted and Screen Rez


Hello,
I finally got my Slackware 9.1 installed after a few bumps! WHOOHOO-sorry just a bit excited.

Anyways.

When I pressed startx an amazing thing happened by GUI come up but it looks funny and the font is giving me a headache. It is fuzzy and my screen rez is currently 1024x768 but a good chunk is missing from the monitor in KDE...is there a way to change my screen rez in KDE...? and also the windows are JUBUNGOUS! when they open the default sizes are way to big and the apply and enter buttons cannot be seen..one more thing...


how do you shut down? when you logout from KDE, it goes back to root? is their a command line and what is it?


Thanks
CP
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:32 PM   #2
nocuousseraphim
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Well I can answer how to shut it down... in a matter of speaking. Go to the Konsole or wherever it takes you and promts for commands and type in "init 6" without quotations. that will restart your computer for you. though remember you must be root.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:39 PM   #3
ClericPreston
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Thanks, but I want the computer to shut down completely, after logout of KDE GUI it returns to the command line for root from there shouldn't I have to type something to get the entire system to shut down?


thanks
CP
 
Old 06-02-2004, 07:45 PM   #4
nocuousseraphim
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Try 'shutdown -h' or type 'shutdown' in the konsole to see the commands that can be put with it.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 01:55 AM   #5
worlock93
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ctrl-alt F1 (or f2-f6) should get you to a command prompt

" shutdown -h now " will shutdown linux so you can turn your computer off.

I'm a little curious as to what kind of video card you have, etc. I had a similiar
problem with the GUI the first time I installed debian not so long ago on a rather old
celeron machine. I went through a little bit of trouble getting the i810 drivers installed
correctly. When using xf86config if I chose i810 nothing at all would happen due to
agpgart not being loaded. When I went through the list of other drivers using
xf86config to see if something else would work I recall vesa and the generic vga drivers
would actually load the gui, but the top two inches or so of the screen was replaced
by crap and the time would pop up wherever the mouse pointer happened to be
at the immediate moment. After about a minute I'd have a horrendous looking screen
full of little clocks.

Anyhow, if your screen is screwed up that badly chances are it's not configed
correctly and isn't something that can be fixed within kde.

Out of more curiosity, what version of the linux kernel does slackware 9.1 use?
 
  


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