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Old 01-22-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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Display problem text extremely small

I am moving from Red Hat 9.0 to Mandrake 9.2 and I am having a probelm.

I am installing Mandrake 9.2 as I write this.

When it comes to the display setup I have a probelm.

I am using onboard video on my MSI KM4M-L board.

I specify my monitor KDS AV-7T, and vesa video.

I go to test it and I get a window with two options but the text is so small I cannot read it. it looks like a bunch of periods close together.

I treid setting the resolution at different settings.

Is there a way to remedy this?

I tried Mandrake Move and I had the same problem on this system.
I used Mandrake Move on my windows box and everything works fine.

Am I in need of a seperate video card?

Here is the link to the motherboard (MSI)

Thanks in Advance


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Old 01-22-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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Can you be more specific on the symptoms?

Maybe the pb you have is the same as mine? (see thread " How can I solve this random Font Size problem? " in SlackWare forum).

Yesterday I tryied to solve my random "tiny fonts" problem using what is said in the 10 first posts of the following thread:

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which I found very interesting, but without success.
I've just had a look at this thread. And you know what, the new posts are on such a "tiny fonts" problem. So I suggest you have a look at it. It might help...
As to me, I will read it through right now.

See you.
Old 04-28-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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I am re-visiting this problem as I install Mandrake 10.

I have figured it out now.

In 9.2 when the system boots, it corrects itself, but in 10 it does not.

I decided to reinstall and i chose to install the 100pt fonts also, so the text is small, but legible. Now I just have a little tweaking to do.


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