I have a new question below! The question in this post has basically been answered; now I just want to know how I can do essentially the same thing in "recovery console." Please read my reply below. Thank you!
I have fairly recently switched to SUSE 10.0, and overall my experience has been very good, and I've been having a lot of fun playing around and learning -- on Linux, I feel like I have way more freedom and control over my system than I ever did with Windows (sort of like driving a car with manual as opposed to automatic...
Anyway, although I have been having fun, I have consistently had a problem which has had me stumped... I'm sure the answer is simple, but I'm not sure how to look for it. So, here is my question:
I have a very old 17" CRT monitor, that SUSE seems to detect properly & all. The highest resolution it can run well is 1024x768.
However, whenever I start up X, the computer insists on trying to run in 1280x1024, which is not a good idea at all (the refresh rate drops to 48Hz... painful!). So, I can change it through the GUI, which is good ... until the next time I turn the computer on, or have to restart X, or whatever.
So, how do I make it so that my system automatically starts with a screen resolution of 1024x768? I've heard mention of "xorg.config," but I don't know anything about that or how to edit it ... (is that even anything like what i'd want to do?)?
Please be gentle on me -- I can follow directions, but I am definitely still a newbie with little knowledge. Thank you for reading, and thank you in advance for any help you can offer!
(Also, sorry if I have misused any terms... like i said, I'm a newbie!)