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Mill 01-16-2001 02:12 AM

I have just started using Linux. I have inadvertantly set the display mode to VGA. I know that there is a way to change it, and that it could involve using the console; however, since I have never used Linux before, I don't know the command. Does anyone know where I can find a list of available commands and their syntax? I have looked, but I have been unsuccessful. Thank you in advance for your help.

trickykid 01-16-2001 08:45 AM

What exactly are you wanting to do? Oh well, here is a site that might have any of your questions.


CragStar 01-17-2001 04:12 AM

If you need to configure X through the console then read this How-to.

If you have a SUSE distro then you may want to use Sax to configure the graphics.

tekjunky 01-18-2001 03:33 AM

Configuring X
Depending on the distro you are using there are many *easier* graphical X front ends to X configurator. I use Mandrake and therefor I open DrakConf on the desktop and then use the X Configuration Button. This gives me a list of Video cards and monitors to chose from as well as refresh rates if I do not like the default it has set for me and the Resolution and number of colors. This is how to do it in Mandrake. Most distro's have a graphical X Configurator just goto that distro's site and read up on it's tools. Try just Xconfigurator (Note the capitol X) in the konsole. This may be best for you if you have it. Hope this helps. :-)


fancypiper 01-06-2006 03:13 AM

What is your distro and release number?

I don't get a GUI/my resolution isn't what I want
# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
SuSE - sax2

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