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Old 08-13-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Display resolution-help needed


I tried to change me screen res to 1152x864 which is what I have XP set to on the same pc, however now when I boot Mandriva the screen res is huge and totally unusable. I can access hardly anything from KDE because most of it is off the screen. Is there any way I can change it back to 1024x768 using a command line?
Thanks in advance
 
Old 08-13-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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From the command line, as root, enter

XFdrake

or

XFdrake --config

This will give you a tool to change your screen resolution.

You can also use KDE which is in Configuration->KDE ->Look and Feel

On my system, the Corporate desktop, I have a blue box in the KDE tray at the bottom right of my screen which allows me to click that icon, and change the screen resolution.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 03:22 AM   #3
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I typed XFdrake into a root console and it just said command not found.
Is there any way of adjusting the resolution straight from the command line as like I said i cannot use KDE due to it being off the screen.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 06:46 AM   #4
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Hi there, you can use hotkeys to cycle through all the available screen modes :-

crtl-alt-(keypad +) or ctrl-alt-(keypad -)

Hope that helps
 
Old 08-16-2005, 02:22 AM   #5
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Thats sorted it. Phew!
Thanks a lot!
 
Old 08-16-2005, 02:40 AM   #6
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Great
 
  


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