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suwandy_chandra 03-06-2004 02:55 AM

Reverting the resolution
 
Hi, I have just installed Linux today (yay!). At first during the installation I tried using 800 x 600 resolution with 65k colour. I decided to change it into 1024 x 768 with 24 bit colour. However after reboot, instead of giving me a neat screen, it gives me a blank screen. It appears that my Linux is actually running, it's just that my monitor wouldn't display that resolution for me. What should I do to revert it back? Thank you for any advice.

Baldrick65 03-06-2004 04:43 AM

Try pressing [Ctrl][Alt][-] to cycle through available modes. I don't know if this works during boot-up or not though.

Baldrick

pablob 03-06-2004 04:46 AM

If on that state, you press CTRL+ALT+F2, you'll get a "console" access (kind of "rescue" mode if you like), and there you could run "xf86config" command as root user so you can create a different config more suitable for your monitor.

toastermaker 03-06-2004 04:58 AM

If you get a command line with ctrl+alt+f2 you might also want to try "XFdrake" if its working it may be easier to use and configure your resolution. It is for me but then I'm still an extreme newbie.

pablob 03-06-2004 05:00 AM

Good !


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