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Old 02-22-2007, 02:13 AM   #1
Jkoranda
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Text ----> Graphical Mode


I am running Mandriva Free 2006 and was wondering if someone knew if there was any keys for switching from text mode to graphical? I know ctrl+alt+f1 is how you do the converse, and also I have a question about configuring my monitor size.

The problem is in graphical mode, All four corners about 2-3 inches to big, leaving it almost useless.
I was wondering if someone could help me reconfig the
the monitor size? Here is were I think I am headed..

I haven't had a chance to read the whole man page on xorg.conf, but i probably will. If someone could point me to the light switch I would greatly appreciate it.

I am using a Westinghouse 32in and it suggests the optimal size to be 1360x768 or 720x400 both at 60Hz. As i look in etc/X11/xorg.conf

my "Monitor Section" says the following:

Id "monitor 1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
Horizsync 31.5-55
VertRefresh 40-70


Then some other lines saying it is [handled by XFdrake]

like the tv fullscreen mode or dvd mode
then all the other Modelines
768x576
1280x720

Section"Screen"
Id "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

SubsSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x720
EndSubSection

Repeated
going on up to 24 depths

Thanks,
Jason
 
Old 02-22-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
ethics
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ctrl-alt-f1 to f6 are 'text' ones. ctrl-alt-f7 is the xserver (GUI).

As for changing the resolution, the line which says

Code:
DefaultColorDepth 24
Is telling xorg which colour depth to use. You need to then add the wanted resolution into the correct subsection below.

such as for me:
Code:
SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
you can add any supported resolutions between " marks.
 
  


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