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Old 12-09-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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lower screen resolution


My screen resolution has been setting to high, so everything is blank after I logout.

How can I lower the resolution? Step-by-step instruction will be great since I'm a n00b.

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Old 12-09-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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What distro, and boot loader are you using? If I'm understanding this correctly you get no text after stopping x?
good luck.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 06:02 PM   #3
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I'm using Fedora Core 3.
All I able to see is grub> command other than that nothing else. Just blank screen
 
Old 12-09-2004, 06:32 PM   #4
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I'm trying to understand this, so please bare with me. You can boot up and login fine, then when you logout the screen goes blank? Or are you having trouble logging in at all?
good luck.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 12:55 AM   #5
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First, I set the resolution at 1280x???. It works fine and able to see everything. I then raised the resolution to 1600x????, logout to accept the change. However, the screen went blank or dark (not able to see anything).
The only thing that I able to see is booting details when I boot the system. When it gets to the login screen, everything is blank.

I know that I able to change the screen resolution in xorg.conf file in /etc/X11, but how can I access to that file with the command line?
Please be specific.

Thanks,
 
Old 12-10-2004, 04:08 PM   #6
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Try pico as root or su -.

pico path/to/xorg.conf

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