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Old 01-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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Failure to set screen resolution post upgrade to mandrake 10.1

post upgraded from Mandrake 9.x to 10.1 cannot control
monitor resolution. Video card is Weitek P9000 Viper (rev 03)
which several internet sites identify driver as being VGA.
Using XFdrake to set and test all possible resolutions XFdrake
offers, none change the resolution which currently displays text
or icons extremely large. Monitor is samsung syncmaster 226 which
displayed correctly with 9.x OS. System drive was wiped clean
and 10.1 installed from scratch which gained nothing over upgrade.
Any help would be appreciated, before I give up and reinstall the 9.x OS.

Last edited by kansaswoodrat; 01-03-2009 at 04:52 PM.
Old 01-04-2009, 02:56 AM   #2
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Hi there,

All the configurations of the monitor is at the /etc/X11/xorg.conf (please backup the orignal file before making any changes to the orignal one). Look into the part where it says resolution and set the values that you want there.

Else I think you can boot into the console - log in as the root and try to run drakeX from there (I have not worked with Mandrake 9.x though)

I dunno but there is also a 'xorgconfig' command that you can run as root - I dunno if mandrake has that command. that command can help you too.

Hope this helps.


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