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Greetings and thanks for welcoming me to this board.
I am a complete Linux Newbie but have been unable to resist the temptations of it and decided to give it a whirl for the first time.
To start off with I installed Mandrake 9.1 as a new PC in Virtual PC 5.2.
The install appeared to go without a hitch and it loads up ok.
The problem is that for some bizarre reason the KDE 'desktop' appears in what looks like 2048x640 resolution and I'm unable to read what's on the screen.
I'm pretty certain I accepted the default options when Installing and I'm led to believe that virtual PC uses VGA res, so I'm not really sure what to do next, as I cant do anything in Mandrake due to my not being able to read anything
Any help would be most welcome so that I can get cracking
Hi!, i had the same problem only i was using RedHat, is odd that this is happening cause i Installed RH8 and it worked correctly but since so much bugs wher ein RH8 i decided to Install RH9.... and Wham...
My guess is this, Linux in its newer implementation is not recognizing the Right amounto of Video Ram for the card...
Under Win98 the card gets recognized as a S3 Trio32/64 PCI (732/764) and it is using a "Standard Monitor"
one of the things i noticed was that when i installed i choose the Default amount of VRAM but the card has 8MB (can somebody confirm this?)
The other thing is I think that we might be trying to give Linux the specs of the phisical Monitor when in fact Virtual PC is using a generic monitor.
I havent had time to test my theories but... i think i would share my thoughts
Screen Resolution problem with Mandrake 9.1 installed on Virtual PC
Set your video card to Trio 32 (Generic) and set your color settings to 64 thousands colors instead of the 16 million colors. Then your can set your screen resolution to any setting. I have mine set at 1024 X 768. Everything works fine after this.
Note: Perform the setup during the installation process.