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I have installed Mandrake 9.2 onto my work DELL PC.
When booting up the screen seems all out of sync. The screen size is set to 1024x768 but it seems even though the actuall linux displayed page is 1024x768, but my actual monitor is still displaying 640x480.
Applications open and I can only see a quarter of the page at a time and I have to scroll left right up and down to move the monitor window around the application window to see it all.
I have tried setting my display to 640x480 but some of the pages go off the bottom of my screen and I can no longer scroll to see the rest of the page. So I am unable to press any buttons such as OK Canel etc as I can not see them
I think it may be a problem with the actual dell, as I had tried booting from the Knoppix v3.3 CD and this also gave the same wierd screen problem, although at home on my PC it ran fine.
you passed an undefined video mode number,
Press RETURN to see video modes available, SPACE to continue or wait 30secs
When I'm in the setup (XFDrake I think it was) it appears Mandrake does have the correct driver installed, and everything looks fine, although the machine crashes when I try to test the configuration. Now I can't get Linux to boot so I'm reformatting and reloading again from scratch.
I have installed the latest drivers for my video card, and also done as Iceman suggested but I still have the problem with having a desktop larger than my screen. The xf86config, did ask me if I wanted to prevent this and I did say yes.
On the front of my monitor if I press the OK button a menu appears underneath this it shows the current settings, it says the monitor is running in 640x480 @85Hz and it suggests I change this to 1024x768 but how do I do this.
The monitor is a Dell E772p which is correctly showing in Mandrake config.