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Old 10-11-2002, 09:54 PM   #1
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Mandrake on a Dell Inspiron 2600?

Anyone ever do it? I installed Mandrake, but X wouldn't start unless I chose 16bit colors. But after I started it, the resolution was HUGE. It was so bad, I couldn't stand it. And it wouldn't change. Anyone know why? The graphics chip is an Intel 830.
Old 10-12-2002, 12:05 AM   #2
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First thing I'd do is

vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
hit "i"

If it can't locate the file, do

locate XF86Config*

Go to the end and remove smaller resolutions such as


leaving the desired one at the beginning.

hit ESC, type ":wq"

If nothing changed, you might have to reinstall with another X, like 3.3.6.


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