Sorry for the umpteenth millionth question about screen resolution but I have one. Hopefully my question will be somewhat different and I hope no-one gets upset with me for asking a dumb question.
I finally was able to install Mandrake 9.0 from the distro discs that came with the Linux Format magazines. The distro is running on a PII-200 with 64 Meg memory and 12GigHD. I was using a 17" CTX monitor (that I found in the trash bin outside of the FedEx Pilots Union in Memphis) and it finally crapped out. I guess a little water inside does hurt after all.
I had a 14" DEC monitor at home that I have always had trouble getting to work correctly with my previous attempts at Linux installs but it is all I have at the moment.
I knew that when I put the monitor on the system, I would most likely get a black screen or something. I searched all morning and finally found that I could use Xdrake to set the basic hardware settings and I was finally able to boot back to the KDE. The only problem I am having at this time is that I can't select 800x600 resolution. I have added the subsection to the XF86Config-4 file but it does not provide a selection for 800x600 still yet.
What other areas should I look at to get this resolution to show up? Or if you prefer I should search some more, what keywords could I use? (Everything that I have tried, searched for, and read so far doesn't tell me what my brain wants to hear.
Thanks for any help you can offer.