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Old 06-09-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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Setting screen resolution from command line interface.

I am running Suse 8.0 Pro.
Gnome 1.4

Can you set the screen resolution from the command line interface?
Mine is set to high and I can only telnet to the com through another computer using putty.exe.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 06-09-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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What do you mean it is TOO high and you can ONLY ACCESS it from another client?

And for changing, I'm not sure but look in your xfree86config file and change it from there.

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Old 06-09-2005, 02:13 PM   #3
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On console or KDE/Gnome?

To change the console setting, edit the 'vga=' setting in /boot/grub/menu.lst according to this table:

    | 640x480  800x600  1024x768 1280x1024
256 |  0x301    0x303    0x305    0x307   
32k |  0x310    0x313    0x316    0x319   
64k |  0x311    0x314    0x317    0x31A   
16M |  0x312    0x315    0x318    0x31B
It might be that the 2.4 kernel of SUSE 8.0 requires decimal values instead of hexadecimal. In this case, e.g. 0x317 becomes 791.

For the graphical system, you can try the command 'xf86cfg'. I think I remember this was a tool for non-graphical configuartion in older SUSE versions.

Good luck!
Old 06-09-2005, 03:44 PM   #4
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sax should be the configuration tool - but not sure if that works with Putty
yast maybe the same - not working with Putty

So you better try what the others told you
Old 06-09-2005, 03:50 PM   #5
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