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Old 03-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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Angry Mandrake Linux 10 Community problem?


Hi,

I am quite new Linux user and I cannot solve and understand my problem.

Yesterday I had all in order and nothing was wrong, but when I put my computer today on and started Linux, I saw that all windows and texts was very large. It is so ugly, but yesterday it was all right and I haven't changed any settings, what must I do, I have tried to find settings, what could be wrong, but I couldn't find anything what could help.

Can anybody help me, I didn't want to uninstall Linux because of this.

I cannot post picture yet, but it is ww.hot.ee/extrance/picture.png without one w before the url. Just copy it from your url bar in your browser. This is no spam!
 
Old 03-16-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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Try going to the main menu and choose System Settings -> Control Panel (I believe). In that menu you should see "Screen Resolution." If it's not there, hunt around in the system settings / configuration areas - you'll find it.

From there you should be able to reset the screen resolution. Test it to make sure it's ok and then reboot.

If it's not saving then my next question would be did you happen to be logged in as root (or a different user) yesterday?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 01:05 PM   #3
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I found screen resolution under System settings, and it was 800*600 dpi, what must be normal, I try to put it to 1024*768 let's see does it help, but then my refresh rate go to low. I changed some settings tommorow, with root access, but I don't remember that I was changed something.

Changing resolution doesn't make any difference, everything is so big. I can't do nothing. All buttons and windowses are so large that they don't fit into desktop.

Any other ideas. I can't find nothing myself, whats wrong.

Last edited by extrance; 03-16-2004 at 01:13 PM.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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I've heard there's some strange issues with Mandrake 10. You could try a different distribution, or even Mandrake 9.2 which is much more stable. But, honestly, unless you have strange hardware, it should work just fine.

Or, you could try editing your xfree86 configuration file. If you want to try that, make sure you make a backup. It should be in:
/usr/X11R6/etc/X11 - it's called XF86Config

Then, from a terminal window, type:
Code:
xf86config
It'll give you a step-by-step configuration process. You'll need to know your monitor's information (Brand, model, horizontal scan, vertical refresh, max resolution it can handle) and your video card's information (brand, model, RAM) and it'll also ask you about your mouse and keyboard, which usually the defaults are fine. Make sure you have this information before you start and if you don't know the specifics of your monitor and video card, you probably don't want to try this. You could do damage to both.

It'll come to the part where it asks you for your preferred screen resolutions. It's straight forward, so just take the time to read it and answer correctly.

When that's done, you'll have to log out (to restart the X server) and see how that goes.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 05:20 PM   #5
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It sounds like you may have some sort of "Virtual" setting in XF86Config-4. Try checking out if the resolution referenced on a "Virtual" line is higher than 1024x768.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 09:54 AM   #6
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I will try these things, but I don't know what i do in yesterday again, but today it won't come any picture at all. It will load the linux, and then suddenly the monitor goes off and starts to blink. But can problem be that I have two video cards in my PC. One is that what is integrated and other is ATI All-In-Wonder Rage 128.
 
  


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