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Old 02-11-2007, 01:20 AM   #1
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Change resolution in Metisse Edition


Hi.
How do I change my resolution in Mandriva 2007 Metisse?
Everytime I try by going to System >> Preferences >> Screen REsolution, I get this message:
"The X Server does not support the XRandR extension. Runtime resolution changes to the display size are not avilable"

Please help.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 03:34 AM   #2
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It may be that this is unsupported by your video driver. You might try running "krandrtray". I looked at my xorg.conf file and there was no mention of xrandr. I seem to remember a similar item in the options that the card allows. On my system, libXrandr is a part of an X11-libs package.

Searching with Google, I see that there is a xrandr package for Mandriva. Do a search for libXrandr in MCC and install the package that supplies the library.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 04:19 AM   #3
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It may be that this is unsupported by your video driver. You might try running "krandrtray". I looked at my xorg.conf file and there was no mention of xrandr. I seem to remember a similar item in the options that the card allows. On my system, libXrandr is a part of an X11-libs package.

Searching with Google, I see that there is a xrandr package for Mandriva. Do a search for libXrandr in MCC and install the package that supplies the library.
I found out that urpmi was broken. Everyt
ime I told it to update the packages it came op with several errors. I did a clean install but that didn't help. I can only say one thing Mandrive Free isn't a distro for me...
 
Old 02-11-2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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If you are new to Linux, you should not be using the Metisse version. It is a 'proof of concept' version to show what Metisse will add in the release planned for this spring. I am on several Mandriva mailing lists, and here is the information I received:

Metisse is a window management tool in 3D developed by two French researchers
from the In Situ project, available under the GPL license, for Linux only.
Contrary to a 3D graphical environment (a "cube"), Metisse offers an
innovative way to manage windows: only the windows move, making the possible
variations endless. Metisse is not a 3D desktop but a Human-Computer
Interface (HCI) technology.

View the videos made by Mandriva in order to discover the amazing
functionalities of Metisse:
http://www.dailymotion.com/fr/mandriva

Mandriva decided to integrate Metisse to its new distribution, Mandriva
Spring, to be released next spring. Associated to the 3D desktop already in
the Mandriva Linux 2007 distribution, Metisse will make Mandriva Linux the
most up-to-date distro as far as the graphical environment is concerned. The
integration efforts made by Mandriva renders Metisse available for all, for
an even better comfort of use.

In addition, Mandriva released a Metisse Live CD, based on Mandriva One 2007
GNOME. It allows anyone to discover and familiarize with all the outstanding
functionalities of Metisse. The future is now!

Get more informations about Metisse in Mandriva Linux:
http://www.mandriva.com/projects/metisse

Download the Metisse Live CD:
http://www.mandriva.com/projects/metisse/download

The Mandriva Team

HTH,
 
  


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