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Old 07-27-2003, 04:21 PM   #1
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Slackware startup resolution


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.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 04:38 PM   #2
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Boot linux single and reconfigure X.

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, most likely, you want the Linux IA32 driver
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:14 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 02:23 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 02:45 PM   #5
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Waldi, I believe youre right, it is the screen resolution before I start up the X environment. Thanks a lot for everyones help.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 06:13 PM   #6
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on the lilo-prompt try adding the parameters
single vga=ask
and select a text-mode rather than a framebuffer...

Once booted, edit /etc/lilo.conf to match your
screen, save it and run lilo...

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-29-2003, 03:32 PM   #7
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Got it working by changing lilo.conf, thanks for everyones help.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 02:58 PM   #8
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the easyest thing is just modify your XF86config file from the console... then you wont loose any settings or anything.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 02:59 PM   #9
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ooops, dident read it all :/ sorry, ignore my post:P
 
  


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