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Old 09-23-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
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Edit which config file to allow for dif resolutions


Sorry if this has already been posted here but after doing a few searches I was unable to find this answer. My problem: I have just installed Slackware 10.0 on my Dell Latitude CPi D300XT and I am unable to change the resolution to 1024x768. Within FC1-which I had previously installed on the same machine-I was able to edit the xf86config file and just add the 1024x768. Unfortunately I am still learning and am very unfamiliar with Slack, but I am unable to find said file. Where should I be looking and is this the correct file?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:18 AM   #2
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the Screen sections.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:37 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot for the reply. I will try that out.

Edit: Well for some reason I am unable to find said file. I have been a few other issues with this install as well so I think I am just going to do a reinstall and go through it with a little more care than I did before. Thanks again for the assistance.

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Old 09-23-2004, 03:47 AM   #4
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Ok I think I am having a complete brain shutdown or something is wrong. I try to go the /etc/x11 directory but it states that it does not exist therefore /etc/x11/xorg.conf does not exist. Anyone have any idea what I did wrong during installation or is this normal?

Edit: I answered my own question. I didn't run the xorgconf command and didn't actually have the file created. I have it resolved now.

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Old 09-23-2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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the file is located in /etc/X11/. Note the X has to be uppercase.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 07:58 PM   #6
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Yeah I figured that out after I played around a bit. That is one of the big things I need to get used to is that files, directories and commands are all case sensitive. The one huge problem I am having is finding a good text editor to use to edit config files. I have been trying to use vi/vim but it is really counter intuitive. Any suggestions on what to use?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 08:00 PM   #7
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i prefer pico,
pico filename

ctrl + o (save)
ctrl + x (exit)
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:20 PM   #8
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Pico or Joe, both are very easy to use and figure out
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:34 PM   #9
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Sweet. Thanks guys for the advice. I will try it out. The great thing about call center work is that during the wee hours of the morning I have so much free time I can just sit here and play with my laptop and figure this stuff out.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 02:26 AM   #10
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I would like to thank everyone who helped me out with this process. I fixed the initial issue I had when I found the following link: http://www.togaware.com/linux/surviv...guration.shtml. I copied the config file and it is working like a charm.

Also I love pico. Thanks a bunch again xushi and BajaNick

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