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Old 11-02-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Whats wrong wit my screen???


Hey Somethings wrong with my screen, i cant see all the stuff on the program open, and i think its the resolution...
How do i fix that???
thanks
oh btw im running RedHat 7(cuz i cant get FC1 to work)(see in LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora > Fedora -Installation > Bad disk error on bootup)
 
Old 11-02-2004, 09:43 PM   #2
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Somethings wrong with my screen because I didnt understand a word of that...
 
Old 11-03-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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i think it is the resolution so how do i fix it???
how do i change the resolution?
thanks
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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Ctrl, Alt, and numpad plus or minus

And what exactly is wrong with your screen?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:36 PM   #5
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i think it is the resolution so how do i fix it???
how do i change the resolution?
thanks
You would have to edit the xorg.conf or the XF86Config.conf file, depending on which one you are using on your computer.

If you are using KDE or Gnome there maybe a applet in the menus that will help you. However, if your are using the standard Vesa driver you may be limited to 1024x768.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 06:05 PM   #6
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If you're having trouble with applications fitting on the screen (for example, you can't see the "OK" and "Cancel" buttons) then a useful trick is to hold the ALT key and then click-drag the window around until you can see it again.

As for the actual setting of resolutions - the KDE applet will only allow you to change to resolutions already defined in your XFree86/Xorg configuration files. You should check out the file [i]/etc/X11/XF86Config[/b] and look for a bit that looks like this:
Code:
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
Obviously you won't have all those resolutions in your config file. Just a note, the order is only important in that (in this example) it'll start out with 1600x1200 and if it can't use that, it'll drop to 1400x1050, and so on. Also, pressing <CTRL><ALT><Numpad +> will drop resolutions in the same order.

You will need to be root to edit the file. Once edited, you can re-start the X session by pressing <CTRL><ALT><Backspace>.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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