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Old 05-11-2004, 09:01 AM   #1
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seeking a resolution to my resolution troubles!


x seems to think my generic acme-style LCD monitor has a native reolution of 88x89 DPI.

nothing looks out of place however, and the GeForce drivers loaded.

Should I change it to 72 or will I be inviting myself to another reinstall session if I do?

I've had no luck with any of my other threads here, let's hope I do this time!!!

(oh yeah, generic laptop, 3Ghz, 256MB, Geforce 4go, Mandrake 10, blah, blah)
Old 05-11-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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try it, i dont see how changing your screen resolution can corrupt your system ?
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Changing the resolution will not damage your system. All it will do is make the screen image appear larger or smaller. -- J.W.
Old 05-11-2004, 03:18 PM   #4
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unless of course you enter an in-compatable resolution into XF86Config...
then your X server will fail to load... but you can easily edit your XF86Config from command line to correct it.



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