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Old 04-24-2002, 03:30 PM   #1
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Arrow KDE Screen Resolutions

Slackware 8.0

Vid Card
GeForce 3 ti200

I've installed the new drivers for my card from Nvidia's website, etc. I've finally gotten KDE working on my system, but I'd like to alter the resolution that it loads up into by default. I have a very basic working knowledge of the XF86Config file, but I'm looking for help on this portion of it:

"640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024" for 8bpp
"640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024" for 16bpp
"640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024" for 24bpp

(btw, this is not from my XF86Config file, although I believe it to be the same, I just copied and pasted this from another site)

Can I alter this portion of the file to change what res it defaults to? Say I wanted to default to 1024x1024 as opposed to 800x600?

I'm also interested in whether or not I can change the resolution on the fly while within the KDE environment...??

Thanks for any input on this, and I'm looking forward to being a constant nuisance (always asking for help) on your forums.
Old 04-24-2002, 03:38 PM   #2
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Ok in xf86config, when you saw this msg, you have 4 option:
1-change mode for 8bits
2-change mode for 16bits
3-change mode for 24 bits
4-these mode are ok

(or something like this)
change the mode you want to use (8,16 or 24 bits) and use value you want. It will ask you a question like .do you want to use virtual screen that exceed the size of you screen...)
This is the way to change the resolution inside X. If you say Yes, you will be able to change your screen size by pressing ctrl-alt-+ (I think).

well if you know what's your hardware, you're not suppose to have problem playing with xf86config. Just try it
Old 04-24-2002, 03:41 PM   #3
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I was wondering i can turn the resolutions and all but how do i turn that virtual desktop thing off on the other resoultions?


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