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Old 06-26-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
Rafiki
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Mandrake 6.5 resolution troubles


Hi!

I am using Mandrake 6.5 and things have been going fairly well. I still have a few problems to sort out. The one I am most concerned about right now is the resolution. Originally the resolution was stuck at something like 320X240, but i switched moniters and I believe it is now at 640x480. I find this resolution is not large enough as some of the programs still go off the edge of the screen. How do I change the resolution in KDE or gnome?

I am a newbie so please go easy on me.

Thanks
 
Old 06-26-2005, 10:54 AM   #2
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Wow, that's a really, really old version of Mandrake. I wonder if it actually supports any higher resolution then that. Still, try editing your /etc/X11/XF86Config file with a text editor. Locate "Section Screen" in that file and change the resolution and refresh rate accordingly.

Good luck!
 
Old 06-26-2005, 02:48 PM   #3
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I have xf86config file open and have found the section titled "Screen sections" with four "Section "Screen"" parts in it, the problem is I have no idea how do do this or what to change. Any specific instructions from this point would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 03:15 PM   #4
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Hi again Rafiki!

If you can post your XF86Config file here, I could take a better look into possible changes that you can make to set your resolution. Please, post the hole file. You can open it up with a text editor as gedit or kedit, so you will easily be able to copy-paste it here.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 11:46 PM   #5
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unfortunately i can't copy and paste it to this site as my linux computer also does not have the internet set up and i am using a separate computer to access the internet (i can't copy it onto disk either, none of my disk / CD drives work (i think the connection is messed)
 
  


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