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Thanks. I still can't get the right resolution though. If I change the display settings via the gui, it asks to restart the X server and log out. Which Ctrl+Alt Backspace does, but the screen resolution stays the same...
Ok, I edited XF86Config and added 1280x1024 to the line for resolutions. I know the video card and monitor can handle this resolution. But when I save the changes to the file and logout, log back in...its still at 800x600..
I thought I restarted the X server by doing ctrl+alt+backspace? How do I restart it from the command line? I tried to find it in X --info, but no luck...
I can't cut and paste XF86Config, because the problem is on a different computer. But it looks correct according to the examples I've seen, and I only added the "1280x1024" option to the "Modes" line. The rest of the file is untouched from a clean install.
when lilo or grub starts, they give you options, runlevel 2, its only text mode, like command-prompt in windows, and init makes you change from a certain runlevel to another, if you start in runlevel 2, (probably when lilo start, it has a little textbox, just put a 2 ) it will start as i already said,
in text mode, change the xf86 and then do init 5 and it will change to runlevel 5 (graphic mode, ) if u want to know more, try a google search about run levels, i believe there are 6 or something like that