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Can anyone tell me how to change the startup resolution of slackware? I recently installed on a laptop that can only display 800x600, however I mistakenly set it to 1024x768, so when everything is finished booting, the login prompt is below the screen.
Most likely the simplest thing to do is to just run: /urs/X11R6/bin/xf86config
It will take you through a series of questions regarding your X environment, and it's an easy way to specify whichever default resolution you want. (Personally, I recommend selecting 9432.) Also, fancypiper's post lists a huge amount of really good info, I recommend you check it out if you still have questions. For what it's worth, fancypiper's advice is >>always<< useful. Read and learn. - J.W.
I think in this case problem is with Lilo resolution setting.
Just open lilo.conf and set needed screen parameters. It is already included in /etc/lilo.conf, all you have to do is to uncomment proper line, run /sbin/lilo and reboot.