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Old 07-25-2003, 01:57 PM   #1
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display problem after upgrade

I have just upgraded from 7.1 to 9.0

I can login OK but.....

The screen resolution seems to be set at something like 320 240 - everything is HUGE.
I can only see a couple of icons in the bottom left corner and I cannot locate any "Control Panel" like menu or options.

I do not see how to get to the command line.

How can I change the screen resolution ?
Ctrl/Alt/+ or - does not work.


Old 07-25-2003, 02:04 PM   #2
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get out of the xserver, edit the XF86Config file, go to screen sections and change the resolution, or try running kxconfig in ur kde or gnome or whatever u have.
Old 07-25-2003, 02:08 PM   #3
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Err, thanks but I think you should know I reeeaally am a newbie at this.
Although I had 7.2 I never used it much. I am trying to get back into it.

I do not see (know) how to get to a command line without using the menu options - I cannot use the menu options because I cannot see them

I'd be happy to RTFM but I am stuck with nowhere to go.

Thanks again for the speedy reply.

Old 07-25-2003, 02:17 PM   #4
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Try Ctrl+Alt+Fn (n being 1-6) to switch to a console. Then log in as root and type xf86config to reconfigure X. After you're finished restart X and see if it worked.
Old 07-25-2003, 03:20 PM   #5
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Thanks aaa - I can now switch between GUI and command line

I think I need a command line command to reconfigure my display settings - something like xconfig from RH 7.2
That does not seem to work so what is the alternative ?
If I try and use Xconfigurator it comes up in GUI and I cannot see enough of the screen to work it - is there an alternative ?


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