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Old 08-14-2003, 09:01 PM   #1
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Changing X resolution from init 3

I need to lower my resolution so it will be compatible with my new monitor, but I can't do it in X, because my monitor won't let me load X (Because of the resolution being too high).

So, my computer boots to init 3 by default:
Is there a way I can have my computer boot to a lower resolution?

(i.e. - "startx 800*600 265 colors")

I've googled, but to no avail.
Old 08-14-2003, 09:34 PM   #2
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Edit your XF86Config file and find something similar to:

Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
And remove resolutions that are higher than what your monitor supports.


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