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Old 09-09-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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A display problem from a Brand new Linux user.

Please forgive me as this must seem like a poor question to be asked, but I have never used Linux before and just now getting into it.

I installed Linux at work on a 21" monitor and neglected to set the display back to a normal 1280 x 1024 resolution for my home monitor. With windows in this situation, I would just boot into safe mode and set the resolution down to defaults and reboot to be able to view the desktop. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any information on this on the internet or I'm just not asking the right questions.

If anyone can assist me with resolving this issue, I would greatly appreciate it.

If this is not the correct board to post this, please let me know where I should go for issues like this. I do not wish to unnecessarily trouble you all.

Thank you,

Old 09-09-2004, 10:34 PM   #2
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what distro are you using?
Old 09-09-2004, 11:21 PM   #3
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By Distro, I assume you mean distribution? (See, told ya I was new) I'm using Mandrake Linux 10, the free downloaded version.

Thank you.
Old 09-09-2004, 11:39 PM   #4
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Hi othan,

Is X failing to load completely, or is it trying to display the higher resolution and putting junk on your screen?

If X is loading (with junk), use ctrl-alt-+ (use the plus on the numeric keypad) to try changing the resolutions. Once you have it in a working res, you should be able to log in and change the default.


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